How to Build a Nuclear Bomb

And Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

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By Dr. Frank Barnaby

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Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are the greatest threat to national security in the twenty-first century. How to Build a Nuclear Bomb explains what it takes for a rogue state or terrorist group to obtain and use them. But nuclear weapons and terrorism expert Frank Barnaby has not written a collection of scare stories. His purpose in How to Build a Nuclear Bomb is to counteract the “misinformation, often put out for propaganda purposes” and general ignorance on this most urgent of topics. Barnaby describes, in straightforward, non-sensational terms what is involved when a state or a terrorist group sets out to make a weapon of mass destruction, what they are capable of doing, and what is needed to produce one. By outlining the parameters of the problem, Barnaby is able to accurately gauge the threat that WMD pose, arguing that counterterrorist measures urgently need to be stepped up to meet the challenges of a new era of international terror. Request Desk/Exam Copy

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On Sale
Mar 17, 2004
Page Count
256 pages
Publisher
Bold Type Books
ISBN-13
9781560256038

Dr. Frank Barnaby

About the Author

Frank Barnaby is a nuclear physicist by training. He worked at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment and was director of the Stockholm Inter-national Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) from 1971 to 1981. He currently works for the Oxford Research Group on research into military technology, nuclear energy, and the terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction.

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