Would this be a nuclear attack?

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What should a country think of a successful attack on it's nuclear power plants - maybe conventional, maybe by "special forces" or "terrorists" - that results in the spread of radioactive material from the plants in a manner similar to a "dirty bomb"? Let's assume we know who conducted the attack with a high degree of accuracy and the attacking force is a country not a shadowy terrorist group and we know the power plant was the primary target.

Would this rise to the use of a weapon of mass destruction and warrant a nuclear counter attack?

What do you think the proper response(s) to this type of attack should be from the rest of the world powers?

Just curious what people think -=- DrStrange
 

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Sort of a weird question Doc. I'm not sure I can imagine a scenario where that would happen with no further action by Villain, but it doesn't seem like it would be an existential threat to a nuclear nation state. Call>>>>Jam>>>>>Fold. Save the big fireworks for full-on strategic nuclear strike on Hero or Allies, or tactical strike followed by mass invasion. Honestly, even in the case of a single ICBM strike on Manhattan, I'm not sure starting WWIII is +EV.
 

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NSA FLAGS THIS THREAD IN 3...2...1.

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I think only Tommy's PCF chips are at risk....
 

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It's going to depend on the country that initiated the attack and their capabilities. If a mutually assured destruction via nuclear war is a certainty, the response would be vastly different than if it's some nation that can't retaliate with a nuclear response of their own.

Also.........set in the Boston area this time, w00t!

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Sanctions first.
Then migration of armed forces to neighboring countries.
Very difficult in this day and age to get boots on the ground on foreign soil for a host of reasons. Unless your outright lying to your own public.
If it's a cyber attack than retaliation would be forthcoming as we've already seen with the Chinese power grid.
If it's a hands on attack it would still be virtually impossible to prove it wasn't some breakaway group.
 

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All the more reason to buy up TRK chips. The lead will keep you safe in the event of a dirty bomb - provided you have enough to line your house with them. Not unreasonable as the more TRKs you own the smaller the house you can afford.
 

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All the more reason to buy up TRK chips. The lead will keep you safe in the event of a dirty bomb - provided you have enough to line your house with them. Not unreasonable as the more TRKs you own the smaller the house you can afford.
Damn.

Time to downsize.
 

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You are safe in Atlanta. Traffic prohibits the detonation of a nuclear device with sufficient time to get safely away.
 

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Is it bad that I read the title of this thread and the first thing I thought of was Harley's ass post Taco Bell?
 
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