john marlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wrote:
> nukes can be tracked, perhaps even by satellite,
>by rad emissions,
If you were 5 feet away you might be able to detect emissions, but I
don't see how you could tell if they were coming from something harmless
or not, medical isotopes for example.
>making use difficult.
I wish that were true.
>Also, any party employing a backpack nuke must fear massive retaliation
>from the target nation.
But that's the big advantage a backpack nuke has over a ICBM, you won't know
where it came from, all you'll know is that Denver no longer exists.
John K Clark email@example.com
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