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On nuclear terrorism

Author: Michael A Levi; Council on Foreign Relations.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press : In cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations, 2007.
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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 scheme might encounter, allowing him to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Levi; Council on Foreign Relations.
ISBN: 9780674026490 0674026497 9780674032385 0674032381
OCLC Number: 123119765
Description: x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Principles for defense --
Security at the source --
Building blocks --
The beginnings of a true system --
Warning --
A wider universe of nuclear plots and defenses --
The way forward --
Appendix: Radiation detection and weapons effects calculations.
Responsibility: Michael Levi.
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As long as we live in a nuclear age, no defense can completely eliminate nuclear terrorism. This book shows us that the right strategy can minimize the risks.  Read more...

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