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A nuclear weapon that produces large numbers of neutrons rather than heat or blast, and is consequently harmful to life but not destructive of property.
- ‘The neutron bomb would have destroyed human life while leaving combat material and buildings in place, making it ‘suitable’ against invading Soviet tanks.’
- ‘For example, when President Reagan announced his re-armament programme and the construction of the neutron bomb, the Nuclear Freeze Groups began a series of protests attracting significant public support.’
- ‘The neutron bomb was not only squelched, but all development stopped as a matter of policy because it was even worse than low-yield nuclear warheads in eroding the nuclear firebreak.’
- ‘In the late 1970s, he urged major increases in NATO's conventional firepower and advocated the neutron bomb and the adoption of national service.’
- ‘Remember the neutron bomb, the radiation-rich atomic weapon of the 1980s designed to kill people while leaving buildings intact?’
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