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Wednesday, March 12, 2003

The NYT reports that the weapon is officially called the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, but the initials have already been recast to name it the "Mother of All Bombs". With all due respect (not to the NYT reporting, but to the DoD), I bet the official acronym was fitted to the unofficial one, rather than the other way around, especially since I first heard MOAB described as Massive Ordnance Air Burst. The two reported versions of the official name lead me to believe that the unofficial name was the more important from the beginning. For those of you with RealOne, here is the official DoD site.

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