The US military plans to detonate a 700-tonne explosive charge in a test called "Divine Strake" that could send a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas, a senior defense official said Thursday. "We're also making sure that Las Vegas understands"This test has several purposes of which one purpose is probably most important in its pressing nature - to fast track the psychological conditioning of Americans to accept as relatively benign the pending deployment of so-called tactical nukes into the scheduled Q2 Iranian theatre of operations.
If a mushroom cloud towering in the perceived vicintiy of Las Vegas is acceptably safe for Americans to rationally tolerate then the mushroom clouds soon to billow forth from deployed tactical nukes in Iran of similar TNT tonnage equivalents are per mitigating logic no more harmful.
This psy-op blast is part and parcel of the Pentagon's ongoing information operation to sufficiently erode publically held prejudices against the offensive use of nuclear weapons beyond their present defensive deployment as deterrents of grave retribution.
We're quite sure the Pentagon's educatory efforts will prove to be divinely successful.