Originally Posted by 87Wagoneer
What are the aftereffects of a nuclear blast? Where does the radiation drift/shift to? It doesnt fall to the ground like lead you know. Perhaps this is the reason not to use them? Perhaps the administration would fight like with like? Purely speculation of course, because one shouldnt have factual data to post in the Politics forum, just opinions.
it depends on what type of bomb that you are talking about. in the cold war the giant megaton bombs were different than the modern air burst nukes.
also there several different radioactive particles that are dispersed. some are heavier and fall quickly, whilst the lighter ones are able to drift.