In the first half of the 2000s, the Bush administration tried to develop a new type of lower-yield nuclear earth penetrator, called the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator or RNEP, but in vain due to opposition from even a Republican-dominated Congress.
What does EP stand for?
EP stands for Earth Penetrator
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In the past three years, lobbying efforts have stopped two programs to create new nuclear weapons: the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (also known as the bunker buster) and the Reliable Replacement Warhead.
The articles on nuclear policy continue the debate over developing the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator to kill deep-earth targets.
The recently approved House fiscal year (FY) 2006 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill does not include money for the administration's Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (RNEP), also known as an earth "bunker buster," which is designed to put at risk deeply buried targets beyond the range of conventional weapons.
5 million separately requested by the Defense Department for the new weapon, called the ''robust nuclear earth penetrator.
When the United States, despite its overwhelming conventional military superiority, takes up a policy that requires nuclear weapons to carry out a strike against a potential chemical or biological weapons threat, other states are likely to conclude that nuclear weapons are also necessary for their security In addition, as the United States continues to fund studies for new tactical weapons designs such as the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator, it further erodes the confidence-building effect of the negative security assurances.
The memo comes a week after Congress gave the go-ahead for the creation of a bunker-busting bomb - the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator.
The B1s, the B2s, the B52s, have dropped the bunker-busters and earth penetrators,' said Mr Rumsfeld.