Smuggling of Nuclear Materials and the USA's Possible Response to this Threat

Cetin H. C., Celik A.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Developing Prevention Strategies and Tactics in Countering Radicalization, Antalya, Turkey, 7 - 09 December 2010, vol.87, pp.189-196 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 87
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/978-1-60750-824-3-189
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-196
  • Police Academy Affiliated: No


The events of 9/11 marked a turning point, and the world has entered a new era where there are highly capable global terrorist organizations acting like a single global network. In this new era, we are witnessing a new kind of arms race in which terrorist groups are racing to have nuclear weapons. The massive and instantaneous destruction of life and property that would result from detonation of a nuclear weapon makes this a priority for terrorists. Therefore, this paper aims to shed lights on the smuggling of nuclear materials and evaluates the possible response to this threat.