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Will terrorists go nuclear?

Brian Michael Jenkins

Will terrorists go nuclear?

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Published by Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear terrorism,
  • Nuclear weapons -- Security measures,
  • Nuclear power plants -- Safety measures

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBrian Michael Jenkins.
    SeriesRand Papers -- P-5541, P (Rand Corporation) -- P-5541.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination10 p. ;
    Number of Pages10
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13634375M
    OCLC/WorldCa2176224

    In a new book, Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?, leading terrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins explores both the risks and history of nuclear terrorism, and warns that terrorist may not even need to.


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Dirty Bombs, suitcase nukes, EM weapons and full on ground zero type nuclear weapons are all going to be real threats in the future.