Regarding the “Bigger Bang Theory” about a “a devastating explosive that is safe to handle (AW&ST Nov. 19, p. DT17), I still remember Tritenol-filled, Mk-80-series bombs. I saw reports and ship-board CCTV recordings of the USS Oriskany disaster in which two sailors aboard the aircraft carrier were restoring aircraft flares off-loaded from aircraft returning from a mission over Vietnam on Oct. 26, 1966. I watched a forward munitions dump explode (high-order) at Chu-Lia, a U.S. Marine ...


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