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Hardware Hacker's Korner: Electromagnetic Pulse Generator in a backpack


The backpack nuke, the B-54 Special Atomic Demolition Munition (SADM) - entered into the US arsenal in 1964.

The weapon was only 18 inches tall and 12 inches in diameter, yet was as powerful as a thousand tons of TNT. Special Forces units called "Green Light teams" would prep in using SADMs for tactical strikes behind enemy

The use of SADMs was green lighted by the US military for use both within and outside NATO countries. In the case of an enemy advance, SADMs would be set off to destroy key infrastructure preventing the Soviets from acquiring it. Greenlight teams were also prepared to use SADMs to destroy installations in Warsaw Pact countries, including enemy bunkers, rail lines, and anti-aircraft grid locations. 

Some Green Light team instructors would insist their team had to stay within visual range of the detonation to ensure success.

More... But don't tell those alt-right gunnut neonazi xtian identity folks. They might get ideas.