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NCJ Number: 42202 Find in a Library
Title: NUCLEAR TERRORISM
Author(s): G R BILLINGTON
Corporate Author: Air War College
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: Air War College
AL 36113
Publication Number: REPORT NO 5532
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER PRESENTS AN OVERVIEW OF THE POTENTIAL THREAT OF NUCLEAR TERRORISM.
Abstract: THIS RESEARCH REPORT CONTAINS REMARKS AND DISCUSSIONS RELATIVE TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF TERRORISM AND THE DANGERS INHERENT TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE EVENT TERRORISTS GAINED POSSESSION OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS. IT IDENTIFIES THE MOST LIKELY MATERIALS THAT WOULD BE TARGETED, DESCRIBES WEAKNESSES WITHIN THE SYSTEM THAT WOULD MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR TERRORISTS TO GAIN POSSESSION OF SUCH MATERIALS, AND ADDRESSES THE POSSIBILITY OF A TERRORIST OR TERRORIST GROUP CONSTRUCTING A NUCLEAR WEAPON FROM OPEN-BOOK SOURCES READILY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT)....BDS
Main Term(s): Terrorism/Mass Violence
Index Term(s): Nuclear terrorism; Political asylum; Terrorist tactics; Theory
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