Operation Name: KRYPTON
Mission: Air Strike on Iranian Facilities Developing Weapon Grade Plutonium
Target Area: Hormozgan Province, Iran
Objectives: Bomb Key Locations of Manufacturing Facilities/Shipping Port
It's believed that Iran is producing large amounts of plutonium-240, as would be contained in reactor-grade plutonium, can cause a weapon to detonate early and "fizzle," causing a smaller explosion than intended. However, even a weapon that fizzles would cause an explosion roughly equivalent to 1,000 tons (1 kiloton) of TNT. A weapon of this size could kill tens of thousands of people if detonated in a city, which clearly demonstrates that even reactor-grade plutonium would present a potent danger in the hands of terrorists. Iran has the power to make an unstable Middle East even worse.
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