Odd, did I forget to read this issue? I'm so glad that this is being uploaded.
It would all depend on where the "terrorists" got the beast.. There seem to be a lot of loose nucs floating around in Erma's' universe. What is the term for the control system of a Thermo-nuc? Permissive Action Link is the one that I have heard. Didn't the Air Force loose one, in South Carolina, I think, where the bloody thing came down from an accident The drag chute deployed, and it ended up in a fiels, stuck in the ground like a lawn dart. The comment was that 4 of the 5 P.A. Links had fired, only the last level preventing a 5 mega ton boom. I loved the observation from "Broken Arrow" [the movie]n that the worryment was not that they could loose one of the beasts, but that it happened often enough that the powers that be had a term for it???? Not a great move, can't stand J> Revolta. but it had a point. WCJ
correction, Goldsboro,NC, 2 weapons, 1 stuck in ground like a dart, the other butied about 200 ft below ground level, most pieced recovered, some still there. The "lawn dart was the one that was one switch from BOOM, supposedly 15MT.