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The Moab


A friend of mine who’s a military ordinance buff, fan of Mack Owens and who works in the defense industry just sent me this IM re Owen’s piece on the Mother of All Bombs:

JG, you must stop the presses on the MOAB article. Not to be a nit (though that’s exactly what I am being), the Daisy Cutter, and now the MOAB, are not fuel air explosives, as noted by the general media and now Mr. Owens. FAE get their oxidizers from the air; bombs usually provide their own. The Daisy Cutter and the MOAB are NOT FAEs, they are just really, really big bombs.

I have no dog in this fight. I just like the “boom” part.