Sunday, March 5, 2017

Thank God Making A Nuclear Device Is Incredibly Expensive And Complicated

Greg Allen, Wired: Thank Goodness Nukes Are So Expensive and Complicated

IMAGINE YOU’RE AN evil genius in the style of a James Bond villain. You’ve got a hundred million dollars or so burning a hole in your pocket, and you’re looking to cause some destruction. You want to know your options.

Welcome to the mass destruction cost curve.

At the low end, a single AK-47 assault rifle costs roughly $700. Customers buying in bulk, such as militaries and large militias, can pay as little as $60 per rifle. This is a trivial cost for a financial mastermind such as yourself.

Moving up the curve, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) can wound or kill hundreds of people with a single explosion. Landmine-type bombs cost $265 while $25,000 will get you a suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden truck. For some terrorist groups this is too pricey, but not yours.

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WNU Editor: Yup .... thank God that it is expensive and complicated.

1 comment:

Dave Goldstein said...

No they aren't. Old style little boy type weapons are easy. plans on the internet. getting the weapon material is the hardest part.