Sam Cohen conceived of the neutron bomb as a way of morally killing large populations of human beings, while leaving the buildings and property intact.
- Nuclear bombs kill by burning and melting everything for miles. When detonated the majority of a nuke’s energy is released via its explosion.
- Neutron bombs kill via silent radiation, with a relatively small blast. When detonated a city would be unscathed while the life within would die of immediate radiation poisoning.
It failed to meet its goals and was abandoned but listening to the bomb maker still reveals the sick twisted mind behind one of the evilest weapons ever conceived.