The United States Defense Department likes to show off. After proving it can move with the quick strike capability of a cobra as it did when it launched 59 tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield, the Pentagon on Thursday decided to up the ante by showing its muscle.
They dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb against ISIS in the Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. The GBU-43B known as the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) or the Mother of All Bombs, is a 20,000-pound monster. The military information site Deagel claims it took $314 million to develop the bomb and has a unit cost of $16 million. But the unit number of $16 million was disputed by an Air Force representative who told one of our content partners, Business Insider, that the unit cost is $170,000.