According to an anonymous Clinton administration official with access to intelligence information, the Soviet Union did produce 'man-portable weapons' called tactical atomic demolition munitions. These devices, though portable, required at least two people to be carried. According to the official, U.S. intelligence does not possess the information to either confirm or deny former Russian national security advisor Alexander Lebed's claims that the Russian military has lost track of up to 100 such portable nuclear suitcase devices.
Abstract Number: 19970960
Headline: Russian Calls Suitcase Nukes Too Expensive
Date: 26 September 1997
Bibliography: The Washington Times, p. A 13
Author: Gareth Jones
Material: nuclear weapons