Neutron bomb inventor Samuel Cohen dies aged 89

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The man who invented the neutron bomb, Samuel Cohen, has died in California, at the age of 89.

The neutron bomb was a small tactical nuclear weapon, which produced lethal tiny particles to kill enemy soldiers while leaving buildings largely undamaged.

Mr Cohen called it "the most sane weapon ever devised".

It was developed in the US in the 80s, but was soon condemned for making nuclear warfare more likely.

Only a small number of neutron warheads were produced, and Washington never deployed the weapon alongside its other nuclear forces in Europe because of the surrounding political controversy.

Many left-wingers and liberals in Europe and America dubbed it the "capitalist" bomb....

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