Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe
Americans in the twenty-first century are keenly aware of the many forms of terrorism: hijackings, biological attacks, chemical weapons. But the deadliest form is almost too scary to think about-a terrorist group exploding ...more
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I knew about the threat of nuclear terrorism, but after this, the fear of the threat was confirmed, and even made more and more aware. The facts were shocking, such as the 250 unsecured "suitcase" warheads that the soviets made and are still unaccounted for.
One positive aspect of the book was it tells how misallocated our fight against terrorism is. Our fight against terrorism should not be about toppl ...more
Chemical weapons can kill in the thousands. Over the same area, a football-sized nuclear packet could kill half a million. With Iran and North Korea joining the fray, Russia's massive supplies, and Pakistan's black market, we're in Big Trouble. Allison, who served under the first Clinton administration, models his argument on the successful Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program he helped implement when the Soviet Union collapsed. Nuclear Terrorism, well-written, lucid, and above all ho...more
Not to put too fine a point on it, but did none of these reviewers look at the cover, or read the introduction?
This book is not a textbook, and it is not an objective academic study. The purpose of the book is to argue for Mr Allison's position on nuclear reform, and to do this it has to give a level of detail that will support his case without frightening off nor ...more
Also, one big qualm: from the introduction, it seems the author has a very mistaken idea of where Houston's Chinatown is located.
Is terrorist organisation really capable of pulling a nuclear devise, the answer is in this book. An amazing work!