TITLE

The Other Nuke Nightmare

AUTHOR(S)
Calabresi, Massimo; Burger, Timothy J.; Shannon, Elaine; McGirk, Tim; Purvis, Andrew
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Time International (South Pacific Edition);2/14/2006, Issue 6, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the nuclear bomb threat from terrorist organizations. Al-Qaeda detonating a nuclear bomb in an American city is the ultimate nightmare scenario in the U.S. Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden says that obtaining a bomb is a religious duty. Most experts believe that if Al-Qaeda were to succeed, the group would not hesitate to use it. For a basic nuclear weapon, terrorists would need about 50 kg of highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium which is difficult to manufacture.
ACCESSION #
23511786

 

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