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Defusing Armageddon : inside NEST, America's secret nuclear bomb squad

Author: Jeffrey Richelson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Shortly after 9 /11, the United States received reports that Al-Qaeda had acquired a Russian nuclear weapon and intended to detonate it in New York. That scare was not the first time U.S. officials had faced such a grave threat." "Defusing Armageddon begins in the mid-twentieth century, when the U.S. Intelligence Community developed serious concerns that the Soviet Union might smuggle a nuclear weapon into the
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Richelson
ISBN: 9780393065152 0393065154
OCLC Number: 227016184
Description: xiv, 318 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Bye-bye Boston" --
Nuclear extortion --
Morning light --
A low-profile decade --
Tarnished gold --
People, paper, and machines --
New enemies --
Danger and response --
A new urgency --
NEST after 9/11 --
Foreign travel --
Challenges ahead.
Responsibility: Jeffrey T. Richelson.
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The first in-depth examination of NEST: America's super-secret government agency operating to prevent nuclear terrorist attacks.  Read more...

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Created in 1974 and comprising skilled scientists and engineers, the Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) deals with threats of nuclear terrorism, tracks down lost or stolen nuclear material and Read more...

 
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