CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- Apr 21, 2009
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By David Hambling
THE US Department of Defense wants to build an X-ray bomb. The unusual device could knock out chemical and biological weapon sites without spreading hazardous material over a wide area, as is the risk with the explosives currently used.
In April, when the US, UK and France struck facilities associated with chemical weapons in Syria, like labs and training centres, they had to be careful not to hit any storage sites. Although high-temperature incendiary warheads have been developed that should neutralise any chemical and biological …