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Gamma Ray Weapons? A Premature Speculation
By Kurt Gottfried, Union of Concerned Scientists, 7 October 2003. The U.S. Department of Defense is considering the development of a novel and exotic explosive that would release a flood of high-energy gamma rays from the nuclei of certain atoms. There is neither cause for alarm or celebration, nor for diverting substantial sums from the U.S. Treasury to programs built around what may well not be a real effect.
Dirty bomb dust proves deadly
By Geoff Brumfiel, Nature News Service, 5 May 2004. Mortality estimates have ignored results of inhaling fallout.
Marines Quiet About Brutal New Weapon
By David Hambling,, 14 November 2005. The new urban combat weapon, SMAW-NE. NE—“Novel Explosive.” It is a thermobaric mixture which ignites the air, producing a shockwave of unparalleled destructive power. It proved highly effective in the battle for Fallujah, where collapsing a building served to crushe its occupants.
The DIME Bomb: Yet Another Genotoxic Weapon, Part I
By James Brooks, Al-Jazeerah, 5 December 2006. The new Dense Inert Metal Explosives (DIME) weapon used by Israel to produce “horrific” wounds may also represent the near future of US “counterinsurgency warfare” against civilian populationss.