Russia Shows Off “Doomsday” Torpedo
Just days after a summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, Russia shows off its newest weapon.
The high-speed nuclear-powered torpedo isn’t like other nuclear weapons. Though there is a risk of radioactivity any time an atom is split, nuclear weapons have typically used nuclear detonations to create heat and pressure. The lingering radioactivity is only a dangerous side effect.
That is not true of the new Russian torpedo. In fact, it uses radioactive waste to deter, scare, and potentially punish enemies for decades. Adding to this is the fact it is specifically designed to avoid U.S. defenses. Some scientists fear it could be the biggest bomb ever built, far surpassing the power of Tsar Bomba.
It is worth noting however that there is no way to know just how much of the claims are true or propaganda.