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Nuclear Terrorism

Rethinking The Unthinkable
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International relations, Nuclear weapons, Political Science, Politics / Current Events, Politics/International Relations, Military - Nuclear Warfare, Political Freedom & Security - International Secur, Political Freedom & Security - Terr
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As long as we live in a nuclear age, no defense can completely eliminate nuclear terrorism. But this book reminds us that the right strategy can minimize the risks and shows us how to do it. Nuclear terrorism is Nuclear Terrorism book a disturbing prospect that we shy away from its details.

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Yet, as a consequence, we fail to understand how best to defeat it/5(7). Nuclear terrorism is such a disturbing prospect that we shy away from its details. Yet as a consequence, we fail to understand how best to defeat it.

Michael Levi takes us inside nuclear terrorism and behind the decisions a terrorist leader would be faced with in pursuing a nuclear. Editorial Reviews. Graham Allison's Nuclear Terrorism is absolutely first-rate.

Our survival as a civilization may well depend more than anything else on our heeding the recommendations of this chilling and superbly crafted book.” —R. James Nuclear Terrorism book, former Director of Central Intelligence/5(7). But rarely do we allow ourselves to face squarely the deadliest form of terrorism, because it is almost too scary to think about-a terrorist group exploding a nuclear device in an American city.

In this urgent call to action, Graham Allison, one of America's leading experts on nuclear weapons 4/5(1). The book made the case for two seemingly contradictory propositions: first, on the current path, nuclear terrorism is inevitable; second, nuclear terrorism is preventable by an agenda of actions that are feasible and affordable.

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In the post-Soviet era, as the number of nuclear states has increased and governmental control over nuclear stockpiles has weakened, the threat of nuclear terrorism has become a growing concern of the global community. By examining whether terrorists will 'go nuclear,' RAND's analyses have helped policymakers understand the probable risk and potential sources of nuclear terrorism.

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James Woolsey, former Director of Central IntelligenceCited by: Nuclear terrorism encompasses a spectrum of threats--the detonation of a nuclear bomb, an attack on a civil nuclear installation, or the dispersal of radiological materials through a "dirty bomb." Each differs in probability and consequence.

The biggest thing with this book is that it does force the reader to consider the difficulties not only of those trying to prevent nuclear terrorist attack, but of those who would try to engage in such actions. The impact and danger of nuclear terrorism cannot be understated, but it is not an easy thing for any party involved (defense or offense)/5.

The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism, a new book from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, assesses the motivations and capabilities of terrorist organizations to acquire and use nuclear weapons, to fabricate and and detonate crude nuclear explosives, to strike nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities, and to build and employ radiological weapons or "dirty bombs.".

Nuclear terrorism is such a disturbing prospect that we shy away from its details. Yet as a consequence, we fail to understand how best to defeat it. Michael Levi takes us inside nuclear terrorism and behind the decisions a terrorist leader would be faced with in pursuing a nuclear plot.

Along the way, Levi identifies the many obstacles, large and small, that such a terrorist. The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism, a new book from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, assesses the motivations and capabilities of terrorist organizations to acquire and use nuclear weapons, to fabricate and and detonate crude nuclear explosives, to strike nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities, and to build and employ radiological weapons or "dirty bombs."Price: $   And if one lengthens the time frame, a nuclear strike is inevitable.

Second, the surprising and largely unrecognized good news is that nuclear terrorism is, in fact, preventable. In these pages, Allison offers an ambitious but feasible blueprint for eliminating the possibility of nuclear terrorist attacks/5(3).

nuclear weapon in the hands of terrorists—a “game changer,” in President Obama’s words—poses a catastrophic threat to the United States and the world.

The terrorist attacks on Septem by Al Qaeda accentuated the threatening nexus of. Nuclear terrorism refers to any person or persons who detonate a nuclear weapon in an act of terrorism (meaning illegal or immoral use of violence for a political or religious cause).

Some definitions of nuclear terrorism include the sabotage of a nuclear facility and/or the detonation of a radiological device, colloquially termed a dirty bomb, but consensus is lacking.

In summary, the book aims to extend the societal and political debate about the threat of nuclear terrorism. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, nuclear governance, terrorism studies, international organizations, and security studies in general.

Nuclear terrorism is such a disturbing prospect that we shy away from its details. Yet as a consequence, we fail to understand how best to defeat it.

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Michael Levi takes us inside nuclear terrorism and behind the decisions a terrorist leader would be faced with in pursuing a nuclear plot. Along the way, Levi identifies the many obstacles, large and small, that such a terrorist Author: Michael Levi.

This book covers this and many other aspects of nuclear terrorism. In addition, author Graham Allison, a former assistant secretary of defense for policy and plans, promotes in this book a comprehensive program to stop nuclear proliferation, seemingly well thought out.5/5(5).

NUCLEAR TERRORISM: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe Buy this book A founding dean of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Allison applies a long, distinguished. ‎The very mention of nuclear terrorism is enough to rouse strong reactions, and understandably so, because it combines the most terrifying weapons and the most threatening of people in a single phrase.

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The possibility that terrorists could obtain and use nuclear weapons deserves careful analysis, but. Nuclear terrorism / Jonathan Medalia --Nuclear smuggling and international terrorism: issues and options for U.S. policy / Rensselaer Lee --Nuclear power plants: vulnerability to terrorist attack / Carl E.

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In summary, the book aims to extend the societal and political debate about the threat of nuclear terrorism. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, nuclear governance, terrorism studies, international organizations, and security studies in : Routledge.

Get this from a library. Nuclear terrorism: the ultimate preventable catastrophe. [Graham T Allison] -- "In this urgent call to action, Graham Allison presents the evidence for two compelling conclusions. First, if policy makers in Washington keep. The very mention of nuclear terrorism is enough to rouse strong reactions, and understandably so, because it combines the most terrifying weapons and the most threatening of people in a single phrase.

The possibility that terrorists could obtain and use nuclear weapons deserves careful analysis, but discussion has all too often been contaminated with exaggeration, even 3/5(1). In October President George W. Bush received a CIA report that Al Qaeda had smuggled a ten-kiloton nuclear weapon into New York City.

It turned out to be a false alarm. The author presents two cases: one that nuclear terrorism is Pages:   In summary, the book aims to extend the societal and political debate about the threat of nuclear terrorism.

This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, nuclear governance, terrorism studies, international organizations, and security studies in general.

Table of Contents. Introduction, Brecht Volders and Tom Sauer 2. BOOKS Times/Henry Holt, pages, $ Back in the mids, a popular bumper sticker reminded drivers that one nuclear bomb could ruin their whole day. It might have added that one book about nuclear terrorism could ruin their whole summer vacation.

Febru A new book on nuclear terrorism has been published by Routledge Publishing. Miles Pomper of the Washington office of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, in collaboration with Aaron Gluck, authored a chapter on, “Promoting alternatives to high-risk radiological sources.” This volume aims to improve understanding of nuclear .Washington, D.C., September 7, – Eleven years after the terrorist attacks of Septemhow concerned Americans should be over threats of nuclear terrorism remains a subject of vigorous sified documents have confirmed that the U.S.

(and other) governments have anticipated the possibility of a terrorist nuclear incident at such high-profile events as .