Peace and prosperity – bombs away?

Peace and prosperity—bombs away? This month is the first anniversary of the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever bestowed. Last year, April 13, around 8 p.m. Afghan time, a 21,600-pound (9698 kg) bomb dropped on a tiny village nestled between two forested hills. The intent? Attacking a decades-old tunnel system currently adopted by Afghan fighters claiming allegiance to the Islamic State. For eradicating this select target, taxpayers, of course, shall pick up the tab. Just this one mother of all non-nuclear bombs sent up in a cloud of dust and smoke a mere 16 million US dollars.

Devamrita Swami