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Will terrorists go nuclear?

Author: Brian Michael Jenkins
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jenkins goes beyond what the experts know about terrorists' efforts to acquire nuclear weapons, nuclear black markets, "suitcase bombs," and mysterious substances like red mercury to examine how terrorists themselves think about such weapons. His informed and seasoned analysis will give all Americans a clear understanding of the real situation and teach us how not to yield to nuclear terror.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Michael Jenkins
ISBN: 9781591026563 1591026563
OCLC Number: 223918532
Description: 457 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A shiver of terror --
Growing concern --
The first imaginings --
Motives --
Self-imposed constraints --
Nuclear coercion: just hoaxes? --
Designing the threat --
Black markets --
A small cup of Italian coffee --
Lebed's lost luggage --
Visions of mass destruction --
The "new terrorism" --
From a balance of terror to a world unhinged --
An age of alarms --
America the anxious --
The first terrorist nuclear power --
Is deterrence dead? --
A self-sustaining fission of fear --
A choice of reactions --
A brilliant yellow light --
Reflections on the shadows of doom --
Countering our own fear.
Responsibility: Brian Michael Jenkins.
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Jenkins goes beyond what the experts know about terrorists' efforts to acquire nuclear weapons, nuclear black markets, "suitcase bombs," and mysterious substances like red mercury to examine how terrorists themselves think about such weapons. His informed and seasoned analysis will give all Americans a clear understanding of the real situation and teach us how not to yield to nuclear terror.

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