Date registered: Sep 2004
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All through the 1990's the military experimented with designs of bunker-buster bombs, including designs for a nuke-tipped device.
Early in Dubyuh's first term Rumsfeld sent a proposal up to Congress and it had maybe 2-3 days of airtime on prime-time. IIRC they were told to develop but not deploy a nuke bunker-buster.
I think it's one of those missiles that has a vertical trajectory and just before it hits the Earth a booster fires slamming the hardened nose of the missile into the ground at extremely high velocity then when it stops the bomb is triggered a couple hundred feet underground.
It's kind of analogous to a depth charge, destroying underground spaces with a tremendous compression wave.