It was the first time the United States has used this size of conventional bomb
in a conflict.
A conventional bomb
or some sort of chemical or dirty bomb in a crowded place like a football stadium would be their ultimate prize.
It may not be an actual atom bomb -- which would call for multimillion dollar investment, expertise and time, "only" a "dirty bomb" (essentially a conventional bomb
mixed with radioactive material).
Unlike the complex fission process needed to make a nuclear weapon, a (http://www.ibtimes.com/does-isis-have-nuclear-weapon-islamic-state-supporter-claims-militants-have-dirty-1731890) dirty bomb does not use nuclear material in a conventional bomb
format that can contaminate the area.
After several passes of conventional bomb
deliveries, I began to feel more comfortable diving towards the ground and validating my night sight picture using my night vision goggles.
Such missiles are far too expensive to use to deliver a conventional bomb
, weapons experts uniformly say.
On March 16, 2012, Michel Chossudovsky and Finian Cunningham published an article revealing that "A top US Air Force General has described the largest conventional bomb
- the re-invented bunkers of 13.6 tones - as 'fantastic' for a military attack on Iran.
It was the largest conventional bomb
ever used by US military in combat.
advisors, examining the evidence that they provided, and concluded that the so-called chemical attack committed by the Syrian Air Force was really a non-chemical attack upon Khan Sheikhoun, targeting high-ranking jihadist leaders and using a 500-pound conventional bomb
provided by the Russians.
The Grand Slam, considered to be the ultimate conventional bomb
to be used during the conflict, was so heavy that the bomb and the Lancaster itself weighed roughly the same.
The United States has been conducting illegal drone, air, and cruise missile strikes in many Muslim countries for many years now, and it has even used the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (the largest conventional bomb
in the US arsenal) in Afghanistan.
In 2017 the US dropped the most powerful conventional bomb
in its arsenal, dubbed the MOAB' the Mother of All Bombs' in an attempt to destroy a tunnel network being used by the Islamic State (IS) group in the east of Afghanistan.