Defusing Armageddon by Jeffrey T. Richelson
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Defusing Armageddon
By Jeffrey T. Richelson

Defusing Armageddon

Inside NEST America's Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad

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Defusing Armageddon by Jeffrey T. Richelson

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393065152
ISBN-10: 0393065154
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 165mm x 25mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeffrey T. Richelson

Jeffrey T. Richelson is the author of several books on intelligence, including Spying on the Bomb. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the National Security Archive. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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