A very serious and terrifying aspect of contemporary society is the ever-present threat of terrorist activity. Understanding this ominous kind of threat is the best way to prepare for it, and this book provides rich insight into: the definitions and classifications of terrorism; the impact of international events on terrorism in the United States; trends in domestic terrorism; infiltration by foreign terrorist groups; media and terrorism; reducing the risk and deterrents; and current trends and projects for the future.
Chapter 13: Will Terrorists Go Nuclear? A Reappraisal
Will Terrorists Go Nuclear? A Reappraisal
Cities across the globe have been hollowed by the blinding blasts, their centers instantly incinerated. Many more metropolises have been threatened with destruction. The immediate casualties run into the millions, and the resulting contamination will continue to kill for years. The attacks have also had enormous political consequences, provoking regional wars as they were intended to do, but a global nuclear exchange has been narrowly averted. The carnage, bad as it is, would have been much worse were it not for the heroic efforts of a handful of dedicated secret agents, and sometimes maverick ex-agents, who struggled against great odds, often alone, armed with little more than their own determination (and often an ...