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Securing the Bomb 2005: The New Global Imperatives

Matthew Bunn

Professor, Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

Anthony Wier

An NTI commissioned report that grades current efforts and recommends new actions to more effectively prevent nuclear terrorism. Our May 2005 report finds that while the United States and other countries laid important foundations for an accelerated effort to prevent nuclear terrorism in the last year, sustained presidential leadership will be needed to win the race to lock down the world's nuclear stockpiles before terrorists and thieves can get to them.
 

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An NTI commissioned report that grades current efforts and recommends new actions to more effectively prevent nuclear terrorism.

Understanding
the Terrorism Threat

WMD terrorism is a threat to global security. In 2010 testimony, the U.S. director of national intelligence said that dozens of identified domestic and international terrorists and terrorist groups have expressed intent to obtain and use WMD in future acts of terrorism.

Global Security Newswire

Produced by National Journal
  • Danger of Trafficked Nuclear, Radiological Materials Lingers: Experts

    Nov. 16, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- Two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, the threat of a terrorist or criminal organization acquiring and smuggling nuclear or radioactive materials out of Russia or its former states persists, nonproliferation experts familiar with the issue say (see GSN, Sept. 29).

  • Al-Qaeda Close to Acquiring "Dirty Bomb," Cables Say

    Feb. 2, 2011

    The terrorist organization al-Qaeda is coming close to possessing unconventional weapons as it pursues atomic matter and draws in sympathetic scientists to construct radiological "dirty bombs," the London Telegraph reported today (see GSN, Jan. 31).