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When Bomb Shelters Were All the Rage

by Pat Zacharias, The Detroit News In America, the 1950s was a time of unprecedented prosperity, as well as unprecedented anxiety. The Russians had exploded a hydrogen bomb, touching off a nerve-wracking arms race, and had put cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in space, setting off a frantic space race. Reccomended Reading, This Book Tells ALL! Patti Zeck, a first grade student ... Read More »

What’s to Stop Kim Now?

Bruce Bennett, Khaleej Times Online (UAE) INTERNATIONAL efforts to pressure North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons programme could increase the chances of one of America’s worst nightmares coming true — North Korean sales of nuclear weapons and technology to Iran, terrorist groups and other nations. This frightening result could come about if new sanctions imposed on North Korea by ... Read More »

Security Specialists Say U.S. Vulnerable to Nuclear Attack

Task force is warned of lax preparedness By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff | September 11, 2008 NEW YORK – Some key measures experts have called for to thwart nuclear and biological terrorism have floundered since Sept. 11, 2001, increasing the risk that Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups will use a weapon of mass destruction and inflict far more civilian ... Read More »

Report Reveals How Syria Concealed Nuclear Reactor

US experts to issue report detailing methods employed by Damascus to hide reactor eventually bombed by Israel, warn it may be more difficult than previously thought to secure intel on similar operations in other countries Yitzhak Benhorin American nuclear experts briefed by governmental officials are expected to issue a report detailing the tactics employed by Syria to conceal the existence ... Read More »

Nuclear Weapon Radiation Effects

by the Federation of American Scientists Blast and thermal effects occur to some extent in all types of explosions, whether conventional or nuclear. The release of ionizing radiation, however, is a phenomenon unique to nuclear explosions and is an additional casualty producing mechanism superimposed on blast and thermal effects. This radiation is basically of two kinds, electromagnetic and particulate, and ... Read More »

Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe

Book Excerpt: by Graham Allison, Times Books On October 11, 2001, a month to the day after the terrorist assault on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President George W. Bush faced an even more terrifying prospect. At that morning’s Presidential Daily Intelligence Briefing, George Tenet, the director of central intelligence, informed the president that a CIA agent code-named ... Read More »

Nuclear Chemistry: Nuclear Proliferation

by Dr. Frank Settle, Chemcases.com Nuclear proliferation means the uncontrolled spread of the technology, equipment and fissile materials that would allow national or terrorist groups to fabricate and deliver nuclear weapons. Nuclear proliferation was more a theory and concern for many years until the revelations in 2003 that Dr. A. Q. Khan, the leading nuclear weapons researcher in Pakistan was ... Read More »

Nuclear Plant Info Available to Public

NBC News investigation finds sensitive documents in libraries By Lisa Myers, Amna Nawaz & the NBC Investigative Unit NBC News Updated: 8:36 p.m. ET Nov 27, 2006 WASHINGTON – What if an airplane were to crash into a nuclear plant? How long would it take terrorists to penetrate security barriers outside nuclear facilities? What are the most vulnerable parts of ... Read More »

North Korea Says it will Restart Nuclear Facilities

U.N. agency says Pyongyang has barred access to facility by inspectors msnbc.com staff and news service reports updated 12:17 p.m. ET, Thurs., Oct. 9, 2008 VIENNA, Austria – North Korea announced Thursday that it is preparing to restart the facility that produced its atomic bomb, clearly indicating that it plans to completely pull out of an international deal to end ... Read More »

The Life Atomic: Growing up in the Shadow of the A-Bomb

ROGERS, ARKANSAS — In the months following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans found themselves looking over their shoulders with regularity. There was a day when many citizens felt relatively safe on their home soil, but that changed in a hurry. While the fear of terrorism has many at least partially on edge, Americans were alarmed and ... Read More »