The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism in Modern Society


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The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism in Modern Society
The threat of nuclear terrorism hangs heavily over most of the world, especially the United States of America. Ever since the Al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the nation has been on high alert. For the past decade members of all levels of government, operatives for the Central Intelligence Agency, high-ranking officials in the United States military, and police forces from all major cities have been working to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack and planning how to handle an attack if one occurs. One former CIA Intelligence Officer named Rolf Mowatt-Larssen explains that if terrorists can achieve their ultimate goal of detonating a nuclear bomb “they can...
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