Pentagon to speed giant "bunker buster" production amid Iranian, North Korean nuclear concerns
DEBKAfile Special Report
August 8, 2009, 9:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
MOP penetrates 61 m. underground before exploding
The Obama administration has indicated for the first time that diplomatic engagement is not its only option for grappling with Iran's nuclear weapons drive, DEBKAfile's military sources report. If Congress shifts enough funds to the program, the radar-evading B-2 bomber would be capable of carrying the non-nuclear, 30,000-pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator, MOP which is designed to destroy deeply buried bunkers, by July 2010.