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Preventing Catastrophic Nuclear Terrorism

CSR No. 11, March 2006

by Charles D. Ferguson

  • 158 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Council on Foreign Relations Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • International relations,
  • Nuclear weapons,
  • Terrorism, freedom fighters, armed struggle,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • International Relations - Arms Control,
  • Political Freedom & Security - International Secur,
  • Political Freedom & Security - General,
  • Nuclear terrorism,
  • Prevention,
  • Radioactive substances,
  • Terrorism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages33
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8091382M
    ISBN 100876093551
    ISBN 109780876093559

      NUCLEAR TERRORISM The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe. By Graham Allison. pp. Times Books/ Henry Holt & Company. $ TERRORISTS are striving to acquire and then use nuclear weapons against.   In his new book Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, Allison notes that before the NATO bombing of Serbia in , the United States knew the research reactor near Belgrade housed a large quantity of weapons-usable HEU fuel; indeed, the reactor was marked by the U.S. Air Force as a “no-fire zone,” to avoid dispersing.


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Preventing Catastrophic Nuclear Terrorism makes clear what is needed to reduce the possibility of nuclear terrorism. It identifies where efforts have fallen short in securing and eliminating nuclear weapons and weapons-usable nuclear materials, and it offers realistic recommendations to plug these gaps in the U.S.

and international response. The United States does not lose gold from Fort Knox, nor Russia treasures from the Kremlin Armory. Thus all that the United States and its allies have to do to prevent nuclear terrorism is to prevent terrorists from acquiring a weapon or nuclear material/5(46).

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Sam Nunn discusses preventing catastrophic nuclear terrorism. Alert — CFR is fully operational. All in-person events, however, are suspended. Click for resources on the coronavirus (COVID). First, if policy makers in Washington keep doing what they are currently doing about the threat, a nuclear terrorist attack on America is likely to occur in the next decade.

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Among the issues they addressed were the threat posed by both nuclear and biological weapons, the ways in which they could be produced by terrorist organizations, methods of smuggling materials.

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Graham Allison on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe Graham Allison is an expert on nuclear weapons and national security. In his new book, Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, he. 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.

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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. Preventing Catastrophe is written by two authors who are experienced "Washington hands" and who understand the interplay between intelligence and policymaking.

Both have been personally involved, in the United States and overseas, in pursuing national and international measures to stop the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

A nuclear attack by terrorists against the United States has the potential to make the terrorist attacks of Septemlook like a historical footnote.

In addition to the immediate horrific devastation, such an attack could cost trillions of dollars in damages, potentially sparking a global economic depression.

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. Employing several vantage points, this special issue of The ANNALS clarifies and assesses the threat of a nuclear terrorist attack and examines possible solutions for preventing such a catastrophic event.

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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 proliferation and terrorism.

Professor Allison's book, Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, widely acknowledged as the single best book addressing the single most serious threat to American national security, will change this impasse.

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According to Allison, not only was the war in Iraq a waste, no WMDs were found, but it detracts from the war on terrorism, namely nuclear terrorism. Graham Allison goes into all of this in minute detail. In the last parts of the book Allison explains a proposed international program to reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism, interesting reading.5/5(5).

A humble policy in turn will facilitate building a world alliance against nuclear terrorism and acquiring the intelligence necessary for success against prospective nuclear terrorists. It will also require time, money and effort. Like the Cold War, the war on nuclear terrorism will probably be a long struggle in the twilight/5(3).

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 inevitable; the second, that it is preventablePages:   We look at preparations made by the United States to thwart a nuclear attack.

NPR's Ira Flatow talks with Graham Allison, author of Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe. Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe Given current policies and practices, a nuclear terrorist attack that devastates one of the great cities of the world is inevitable.

To this end, my book. Nuclear terrorism is defined as the use of a nuclear stratagem to cause enormous desolation or the use or threat to deploying fissionable radioactive materials against civilians in order to attain goals that are either political, ideological or religious.

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Joining us today, two guests. Scott Sagan is co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford and the co-author of the book The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed.

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While America is stronger and more resilient as a result of a strengthened homeland security enterprise, terrorist threats persist and continue to evolve.

A new book from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) warns that substandard security at nuclear facilities in Russia, Pakistan, and Central Asia increases the risk of terrorists seizing highly enriched uranium to make crude, but devastating, nuclear explosives.

It urges the United States and its international partners to take immediate steps to prevent the most catastrophic forms of. In the first place, with catastrophic terrorism we are talking about crimes so enormous and socially devastating – a nuclear bomb in New York City, for example – that apprehending the criminal after the fact is cold comfort.

The costs of such an attack are just too high. Almost all of our effort must go into preventing it from happening at.Preventing nuclear terrorism has been at the heart of NTI’s work by supporting field projects to remove at-risk nuclear materials from sites around the globe.The spread of nuclear weapons is one of the most significant challenges to global security in the twenty-first century.

Limiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons and materials may be the key to preventing a nuclear war or a catastrophic act of nuclear terrorism.

Going Nuclear offers conceptual, historical, and analytical perspectives on current problems in controlling nuclear proliferation.