The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism, a new book from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, assesses the motivations and capabilities of terrorist organizations to acquire and use nuclear weapons, to fabricate and and detonate crude nuclear explosives, to strike nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities, and to build and employ radiological weapons or "dirty bombs."
"The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism is the best--the most informative, the clearest, the most authoritative, the soberest--of all the books on its subject. It will be indispensable to anyone who wishes to weigh the dreadful dangers it describes." -- Jonathan Schell
"There is no failure of imagination here; this volume brims with it." -- The Washington Post
"Ferguson and Potter have made the unthinkable thinkable! Both laymen and experts will find this finely crafted, clearly written volume an invaluable resource for understanding the security issue of our time... Those in Washington charged with protecting our nation in the post-9/11 world will do well to heed both the sense of urgency and the practical measures these veteran researchers compellingly present within these covers." -- Stephen E. Flynn, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, and author of America the Vulnerable
"There is no greater threat the nation faces than the combination of terrorists and nuclear arms. This meticulous study, by five leading experts, provides a full overview of the challenges we face, and points to actions that must be taken. No student of these issues can afford to miss reading this volume." -- Amitai Etzioni, author of From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations
"To understand the risks and the practical steps we can take to prevent the ultimate catastrophe, there is no better place to start than The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism. I recommend it to my students and to my colleagues; I recommend it to you. If our political leaders simply followed the recommendations in this study, we could reduce the risk of nuclear terrorism to near zero." -- Joseph Cirincione, Director for Nonproliferation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace