tactical nuclear weapon

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tactical nuclear weapon

[′tak·tə·kəl ′nü·klē·ər ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
A nuclear weapon which is programmed primarily for employment against tactical targets in tactical military operations.
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Despite this horrendous drawback, Schlosser has turned out a book that should be read by everyone who ever served in SAC; sat alert in an F-105 in NATO; sailed on a Boomer; or took a nuclear mine, artillery shell, anti-aircraft missile, or a Davy Crockett into the field.
According to this scenario, Israel and Syria will sign a peace deal once the latter agrees to the nuclear mine deployment and Israel agrees to a full return of the land occupied in 1967.
The authoritative Jane's publications indicate that the PRC also has nuclear mines for use at sea, nuclear torpedoes, nuclear depth charges, and nuclear anti-ship missiles.
As one who has looked at the DeMilitarised Zone (DMZ) of Korea from both north and south, I can tell you it is a fantastic concentration of potential violence, seeded with nuclear mines and festooned with tunnels, garrisons and batteries.
Penkovsky unnerved his auditors by offering to plant dozens of small nuclear mines at strategic sites throughout Moscow, and by urging a preemptive war against Moscow.

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