The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

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Osama bin Laden has posited his considering the use of nuclear weapons as a religious duty. The suicide attacks of September 11 have convinced the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and President Bush that possible terrorist use of nuclear weapons is the nightmare scenario that might come true. We assess the vulnerability of nuclear plants in the US and other states known to have such weapons, look at the way nuclear materials might be used, and ask what can be done to stop them, with nuclear and non-proliferation experts
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CSIS' Islam Program

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Carnegie Endowment

Institute for Science and International Security

International Atomic Energy Agency

Nuclear Energy Institute

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Afghan Institute of Learning / Creating Hope International



Warren Olney