Defusing Armageddon

Defusing Armageddon

Inside NEST, America's Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the workings of America's top-secret government agency to safeguard against nuclear terrorist attacks, documenting its creation in 1974 through its present-day operations involving threats against major cities, surveillance of sleeper sites in the U.S., and efforts to prevent nuclear technology from falling into enemy hands. 13,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
The first in-depth examination of NEST: America's super-secret government agency operating to prevent nuclear terrorist attacks.
Jeffrey T. Richelson reveals the history of the Nuclear Emergency Support Team, from the events leading to its creation in 1974 to today. Defusing Armageddon provides a behind-the-scenes look at NEST's personnel, operations, and detection and disablement equipment--employed in response to attempts at nuclear extortion, lost and stolen nuclear material, crashed nuclear-powered Soviet satellites, and al Qaeda's quest for nuclear weapons. Richelson traces the Cosmos satellite that crashed into the Canadian wilderness; nuclear threats to Los Angeles, New York, and other cities; and the surveillance of Muslim sites in the United States after 9/11. Relying on recently declassified documents and interviews with former NEST personnel, Richelson's extensive research reveals how NEST operated during the Cold War, how the agency has evolved, and its current efforts to reduce the chance of a nuclear device decimating an American city.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the workings of America's top-secret government agency to safeguard against nuclear terrorist attacks, documenting its creation in 1974 through its present-day operations involving threats against major cities, surveillance of sleeper sites in the U.S., and efforts to prevent nuclear technology from falling into enemy hands.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393065152
0393065154
Characteristics: xiv, 318 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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