Bunker Buster

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a 5,000 pound laser-guided bomb that can be programmed to penetrate to a given depth before exploding

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In one cable which surveyed defense discussions between Israel and the United states that took place on November 2009 it was written that "Both sides then discussed the upcoming delivery of GBU-28 bunker busting bombs to Israel, noting that the transfer should be handled quietly to avoid any allegations that the USG is helping Israel prepare for a strike against Iran.
And one only need look at the revelation of the Obama Administration's decision to sell bunker busting bombs to Israel--bombs that could be used to strike Iranian underground nuclear facilities--as a signal that the U.
The 37-year-old, usually based in RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, flew bombing missions during the 2003 invasion of Iraq - dropping hi-tech bunker busting missiles on targets in Baghdad.
Bush refused Israel's request to buy and use American bunker busting bombs against Iran's nuclear reactor, according to The New York Times.
Her remarks came after US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter claimed in an interview with the CNN earlier this month that the current framework for a deal with Iran did not take the military option off the table and that bunker busting bombs, meant to penetrate Iran's underground facilities, are "ready to go", adding that a deal with Iran would not be based on "trust" but on "verification".
Carter claimed in an interview with the CNN on Friday that the current framework for a deal with Iran did not take the military option off the table and that bunker busting bombs, meant to penetrate Iran's underground facilities, are "ready to go", adding that a deal with Iran would not be based on "trust" but on "verification".