DefenseTech pointed out last week that funding for the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (RNEP) has been cut in half. The weapon is a nuke-u-ler bomb designed to penetrate and take out buried, hardened bunkers. And caves, I imagine. The sorts of places where the leaders of our enemies spend a lot of their time.
It just occurred to me today that this is a double whammy for everyone’s favorite Military-Industrial Complex. Not only do they not get to research and build the bombs, but they also lose the potiential business of building RNEP-resistant bunkers for our enemies or rebuilding the enemy bunkers our RNEPs might have taken out.