The Pentagon has beefed up its biggest "bunker buster" bomb so it can destroy Iran's most heavily armed and protected nuclear site, U.S. officials said.
The administration believes the enhanced Massive Ordnance Penetrator, the Pentagon's largest conventional bomb, will decrease the chances Israel will launch a unilateral bombing campaign against Iran, at least for this year and maybe next year too, the officials told The Wall Street Journal.
This would buy more time for the Obama administration to pursue diplomacy after Iran holds elections in June. It could also give the West more influence in diplomatic efforts to persuade Iran to rein in its nuclear program.
Israel and Iran had no immediate comment. Jerusalem maintains it reserves the right to attack Iran. Iran maintains its nuclear program is solely peaceful.
TVNL Comment: The US and Israel both have huge stores of nuclear weapons in 'heavily armed and protected' sites. Would it be okay for another nation to use a similar bomb to destroy those sites? Why or why not? Just asking...