Before nuclear terrorism can be examined, the phenomenon of terrorism must be understood. Terrorism is a fact of life in the modern world. It is present across the globe, in both modern, developed countries and countries that have not fully advanced into the technological age. Terrorism is the bogeyman of peaceful societies, a fact not lost on the leaders and politicians who use it to justify all types of social, political, religious, and even personal agendas.

Generally defined, terrorism is the threat or actual use of force to compel an individual, group, society, or nation to act or not act, usually to accomplish some social, political, or religious goal that cannot be accomplished through legitimate methods. This is a broad definition of terrorism. However, terrorism is ...

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