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Nuclear terrorism : the ultimate preventable catastrophe

Author: Graham T Allison
Publisher: New York : Times Books/Henry Holt, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In October 2001 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 preventable.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham T Allison
ISBN: 0805076514 9780805076516
OCLC Number: 54865179
Description: 263 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. Inevitable. 1. Who could be planning a nuclear terrorist attack? --
2. What nuclear weapons could terrorists use? --
3. Where could terrorists acquire a nuclear bomb? --
4. When could terrorists launch the first nuclear attack? --
5. How could terrorists deliver a nuclear weapon to its target? --
Part 2. Preventable. 6. Through the prism of 9/11 --
7. Where we need to be : a world of three no's --
8. Getting from here to there : a road map of seven yeses --
Conclusion --
Frequently asked questions about nuclear terrorism --
Notes --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Responsibility: Graham Allison.
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