Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-23
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books

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Jenkins, who for more than thirty years has been advising the military, government, and prestigious think tanks on the dangers of nuclear proliferation, goes beyond what the experts know about terrorists' efforts to acquire nuclear weapons, nuclear black markets, "suitcase bombs," and mysterious substances like red mercury to examine how terrorists themselves think about such weapons.

Author Biography

Brian Michael Jenkins is director of the National Transportation Security Center of the Mineta Transportation Institute.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Forewordp. 11
Acknowledgmentsp. 15
Introductionp. 21
A Shiver of Terrorp. 25
Growing Concern
The First Imaginingsp. 37
Motivesp. 59
Self-imposed Constraintsp. 99
Nuclear Coercion: Just Hoaxes?p. 109
Designing the Threatp. 131
Black Marketsp. 139
A Small Cup of Italian Coffeep. 155
Lebed's Lost Luggagep. 171
Visions of Mass Destruction
The "New Terrorism"p. 183
From a Balance of Terror to a World Unhingedp. 193
An Age of Alarmsp. 199
America the Anxiousp. 213
The First Terrorist Nuclear Powerp. 241
Is Deterrence Dead?p. 277
A Self-Sustaining Fission of Fearp. 293
A Choice of Reactions
A Brilliant Yellow Lightp. 323
Reflections on the Shadows of Doomp. 355
Countering Our Own Fearp. 369
Endnotesp. 379
Bibliographyp. 409
Indexp. 427
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