Nuclear Insecurity: Understanding the Threat from Rogue by Jack Caravelli

By Jack Caravelli

Nuclear Insecurity is an insider's account of authentic American efforts to avoid the robbery or diversion of nuclear and radiological guns which may be utilized by rogue countries or terrorist teams. this attitude attracts seriously from the author's paintings at the White condominium nationwide protection Council employees (1996-2000), the place he used to be at once dependable to President Clinton for the improvement of U.S. nuclear fabric safety guidelines and, consequently, on the U.S. division of strength, the place he directed the department's biggest overseas nuclear safety application, centred totally on Russia.

In Caravelli's review, regardless of unprecedented bipartisan political aid and extremely excessive investment degrees that experience reached over $9 billion, a chain of coverage error and programmatic bureaucratic missteps have badly compromised the USA government's efforts to guard opposed to the unfold of nuclear guns and fabrics. the main extraordinary instance of the present scenario is that the U.S. executive, a few 12 years after the beginning of those courses, nonetheless has didn't increase the protection of greater than three hundred metric a whole lot nuclear fabrics in Russia on my own, sufficient to make 1000s of nuclear units. The ebook concludes with options and coverage prescriptions for addressing a few of these problems.

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