In light of the United States dropping of the MOAB, mother of all bombs, in Afghanistan, let’s take a look at Russia’s analogous weapon. Russia’s version of MOAB is the Father of All Bombs. According to experts, the Father of All Bombs is four times more explosive than MOAB. While the Father of All Bombs is not a nuclear weapon, FOAB’s non-nuclear designation allows it to be applied more liberally.
Russia has the potential to deploy the Father of all Bombs without fear of nuclear fallout or International hysteria. Perhaps bombs in the same vein as MOAB and FOAB will become the new norm. After all, what military doesn’t like massive explosions.