The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism / Edition 1

The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism / Edition 1

by William C. Potter, William C. Potter
     
 

The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism, a new book from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, assesses the motivations and capabilities of terrorist organizations to acquire and use nuclear weapons, to fabricate and and detonate crude nuclear explosives, to strike nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities, and to build and employ radiological weapons

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Overview

The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism, a new book from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, assesses the motivations and capabilities of terrorist organizations to acquire and use nuclear weapons, to fabricate and and detonate crude nuclear explosives, to strike nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities, and to build and employ radiological weapons or "dirty bombs."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415952446
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

William C. Potter is the Director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Charles D. Ferguson is Science and Technology Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (Washington, DC). Amy Sands, Leonard S. Spector, and Fred Wehling are all affiliated with The Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

The Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Monterey Institute of International Studies

460 Pierce Street

Monterey, CA 93940


William Potter is considered one of the leading authorities on nuclear terrorism.
Ideal for readers interested in terrorism, security studies, and nuclear proliferation.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The growing threat1
Ch. 2The nuclear terrorists : who, why, and how capable?14
Ch. 3Seizing the bomb : theft, diversion, and instability46
Ch. 4Making the bomb : loose materials and know-how106
Ch. 5Releasing radiation : power plants and other facilities190
Ch. 6Dispersing radiation : the dirty bomb and other devices259
Ch. 7Meeting the challenge : a plan for urgent action against nuclear terrorism318

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