subkiloton weapon


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subkiloton weapon

A nuclear weapon producing a yield below one kiloton. See also kiloton weapon; megaton weapon; nominal weapon.
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(9) With CEP values of 50 feet or less, subkiloton weapons can also be effective against many, or perhaps most, targets.
Here, a prospective attacker, newly aware that Israel could retaliate, without generating intolerably high levels of harm to civilians (possibly because of enhanced radiation and/or subkiloton weapons), would be more apt, because of Jerusalem's disclosure, to believe Israel's nuclear threats.