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Confronting the specter of nuclear terrorism

Author: Graham T Allison; American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, ©2006.
Series: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, v. 607.
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"The authors in this volume agree with these leaders' judgment: nuclear terrorism represents today's gravest national security challenge. In the pages that follow, fourteen scholars, scientists, and practitioners consider how best to confront and combat this danger. Their articles address this challenge from all azimuths: from the strategic to tactical, from the ideological to technical, and from the historical to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Electronic books - Political science
Electronic books - Social sciences
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham T Allison; American Academy of Political and Social Science.
ISBN: 1412950929 9781412950923 1412950910 9781412950916
OCLC Number: 71000079
Notes: "September 2006."
Description: 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface / Graham Allison --
Assessing U.S. strategy in the War on Terror / Stephen Van Evera --
Curbing the demand for mass destruction / Charles B. Curtis --
Combating nuclear terrorism : addressing nonstate actor motivations / Bonnie Jenkins --
The race between cooperation and catastrophe : reducing the global nuclear threat / Sam Nunn --
Averting nuclear catastrophe : contemplating extreme responses to U.S. vulnerability / Robert L. Gallucci --
A nuclear response to nuclear terror : reflections of nuclear preemption / Andrei Kokoshin --
Russia : grasping the reality of nuclear terror / Simon Saradzhyan --
Proliferation on the penninsula : five North Korean nuclear crises / William J. Perry --
Intelligence estimates of nuclear terrorism / Micah Zenko --
A mathematical model of the risk of nuclear terrorism / Matthew Bunn --
Toward a comprehensive safeguards system : keeping fissile materials out of terrorists' hands / Siegfried S. Hecker --
Terrorist nuclear weapon construction : how difficult? / Matthew Bunn and Anthony Wier --
Denying Armageddon : preventing terrorist use of nuclear weapons / Michael V. Hynes, John E. Peters, and Joel Kvitky --
Flight of fancy / Graham Allison.
Series Title: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, v. 607.
Responsibility: special editor of this volume, Graham Allison.

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"The authors in this volume agree with these leaders' judgment: nuclear terrorism represents today's gravest national security challenge. In the pages that follow, fourteen scholars, scientists, and practitioners consider how best to confront and combat this danger. Their articles address this challenge from all azimuths: from the strategic to tactical, from the ideological to technical, and from the historical to contemporary"--Page 7.

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