Re: NationalMissle Defense

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Wed Jul 05 2000 - 08:39:23 MDT

From: "John Clark" <>

>I don't know it for a fact but my intuition tells me that if you
>want to destroy a nuclear warhead with another H bomb the most
>important factor would not be the heat (X rays mostly) and of
>course in space there would be no a shock wave, the important
>thing would be the huge neutron flux. The hope is that all those
>neutrons would cause the barely subcritical fissionable parts of
>the warhead to pre-detonate, or al least warp enough so the weapon

If memory serves the process is called nuclear fracticide.


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