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Nuclear Terrorism: Defining the Threat epub ebook

by P. Leventhal

Nuclear Terrorism: Defining the Threat epub ebook

Author: P. Leventhal
Category: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc; 1st Edition edition (June 1, 1986)
Pages: 232 pages
ISBN: 0080343236
ISBN13: 978-0080343235
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Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780080343235. Release Date: June 1986.

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amp; Alexander, Yonah. amp; Nuclear Control Institute (Washington, . amp; State University of New York College at Oneonta. Institute for Studies in International Terrorism. Nuclear terrorism : defining the threat. Washington : Pergamon-Brassey's. and Alexander, Yonah. and Nuclear Control Institute (Washington, . and State University of New York College at Oneonta.

Nuclear terrorism refers to any person or persons who detonate a nuclear weapon in an act of terrorism (meaning illegal or immoral use of violence for a political or religious cause)

Nuclear terrorism refers to any person or persons who detonate a nuclear weapon in an act of terrorism (meaning illegal or immoral use of violence for a political or religious cause). Some definitions of nuclear terrorism include the sabotage of a nuclear facility and/or the detonation of a radiological device, colloquially termed a dirty bomb, but consensus is lacking.

Leventhal, Paul and Yonah Alexander. Nuclear terrorism: defining the threat

Leventhal, Paul and Yonah Alexander. Nuclear terrorism: defining the threat. Washington : Pergamon-Brassey's, 1986. Biological weapons, the threat posed by terrorists: hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session on examining federal efforts in dealing with chemical and biological weapons threats to America, March 4, April 22, and 23, 1998.

Paul Leventhal founded the Nuclear Control Institute (NCI) in 1981 and served as its President for 22 years prior to. .

Paul Leventhal founded the Nuclear Control Institute (NCI) in 1981 and served as its President for 22 years prior to becoming Founding President in June 2002. Before establishing NCI, Mr. Leventhal held senior staff positions in the United States Senate on nuclear power and proliferation issues. He has prepared five books for the Institute--Nuclear Terrorism: Defining the Threat (Pergamon-Brassey’s, 1986), Preventing Nuclear Terrorism (Lexington, 1987), The Tritium Factor (with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1989), Averting a Latin American Nuclear Arms Race (Macmillan, 1992), and Nuclear Power and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons.

Nuclear terrorism, defined as the use or threat to use nuclear material, nuclear fuel, or radioactive products . While nuclear terrorism is a concern, the majority of terrorist attacks are conducted with conventional explosives.

Nuclear terrorism, defined as the use or threat to use nuclear material, nuclear fuel, or radioactive products for acts of terrorism, has elicited global concern and action, as demonstrated by the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, NATO's Defence Against Terrorism Programme, and the EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The 2017 Europol Terrorism Situation and Trend Report states that 40 percent of terrorist attacks used explosives. These explosives originate from a wide variety of countries across the world.

Nuclear terrorism is perceived as one of the most immediate and extreme threats to global security today. In summary, the book aims to extend the societal and political debate about the threat of nuclear terrorism. While the international community has made important progress in securing fissile material, there are still important steps to be made with nearly 2,000 metric tons of weapons-usable nuclear material spread around the globe. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, nuclear governance, terrorism studies, international organizations, and security studies in general.

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