neutron bomb


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neutron bomb:

see hydrogen bombhydrogen bomb
or H-bomb,
weapon deriving a large portion of its energy from the nuclear fusion of hydrogen isotopes. In an atomic bomb, uranium or plutonium is split into lighter elements that together weigh less than the original atoms, the remainder of the mass
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neutron bomb

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neutron bomb

causes limited havoc: kills people, preserves property. [World Hist.: Facts (1978), 103]
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Tim - for it was he - found the city of Armagh looking as though a neutron bomb had hit it one Sunday morning.
You've no doubt discovered, that if you own your own plane (or can get ahold of the keys to someone else's) you can swagger through any GA facility anywhere in the country without anybody checking to gee whether you have just consumed a pint of bourbon or three sheets of blotter acid, are carrying a neutron bomb under your arm, or haven't had your certification renewed since the Eisenhower administration.
Eftimiades notes Chinese successes, such as the theft of information on the neutron bomb from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
It is "quite logical and natural" for China to have mastered neutron bomb technology, Zhao Qizheng, director of the State Council's Information Office, said at a press conference.
Possession of neutron bomb technology does not infringe on international agreements, such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
According to the report, in the late seventies China stole information on the W-70 warhead from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory- the W-70 can be used as a neutron bomb-and then in 1988 it tested a neutron bomb.
In the early 1980s, in Amarillo, Texas, Bishop Leroy Matthiesen became alarmed over the latest Reagan administration toy--a neutron bomb, designed to kill people but leave buildings standing.
We are all victims of the Internet neutron bomb that dropped on Planet Earth three years ago and blew communication and commerce to bits.
To accomplish his objective of offering a supplementary perspective to prevailing modes of conceptualizing the foreign policy process, Auger presents a carefully researched and detailed analysis of the Carter administration's handling of decisions on the production of the neutron bomb.
As I said, RICO is designed as the neutron bomb for the most serious of offenders.
AMYSTERIOUS double flash of light picked up by a US satellite over the Indian Ocean in 1979 was caused by a joint Israeli- South African neutron bomb test, according to a newly published book.
Wise also provides the first in-depth account of how China obtained the secrets of the neutron bomb from the U.