Putting First Things First: The Global Challenge of Reducing the Threats from Weapons of Mass Destruction
Mr. Curtis urges a reasoned and accepted balance between security and liberty at Scientific American's Summit on Privacy, Security and Safety: Preserving an Open Society in an Age of Terrorism.
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
Nov. 23, 2011
WASHINGTON -- Fear that terrorists might gain access to Pakistani nuclear weapons played into a Tuesday clash between Republican presidential hopefuls over whether the United States should continue providing economic and security assistance to the South Asian state (see GSN, Nov. 18).
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).