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Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad
Timothy Melton rated it really liked it Jul 31, 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 defusint to reduce the chance of a nuclear device decimating an American city. Lists with This Book. Defuing reveals the history of the Nuclear Emergency Support Team, from the events leading to its creation in to today. To ask other readers questions about Defusing Armageddonplease sign up.
Just as G-men were about to break into the unit, a homeless man who was the unit’s owner stepped in and opened it; his duffel bag had a cigar-sized sealed radium pellet used to treat uterine cancer; it armagedddon remained in the man’s pillow for three years since he found the shiny stainless-steel object, being unaware of its purpose.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These men and women risk their lives in responding to nuclear threats in the U. However this book is written as a dry academic historical account, so I consider it a real tour de force that is book may succeed in putting you to sleep after all. Patrick Robert-nicoud rated it liked it Dec 22, Hardcoverpages.
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Published February 2nd by W. 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 armqgeddon decimating an American city. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
A contractor at a General Electric uranium plant in Wilmington, North Carolina, was no hoaxer; inhe stole 67 kilos of uranium and tried to blackmail the management; he got 15 years of prison. Created in and comprising skilled scientists and engineers, the Nuclear Emergency Support Team NEST deals with threats of nuclear terrorism, tracks down lost or stolen nuclear material and provides technical assistance in disposing of it.
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-powe Jeffrey T. Jace Brower rated it really liked it Feb 02, View Full Version of PW.
Richelson Spying on the Bomb: Return to Book Page. The team has been investigating threats and participating in exercises ever since, with ever more sophisticated equipment.
Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad by Jeffrey T. Richelson
The defusint was to be delivered to a vacant house; a year-old boy was observed mowing the lawn of the house; he was arrested and confessed. Despite the lack of cliffhangers, Richelson tells plenty of gripping stories of H-bombs dropping out of armageddno, reactors misbehaving and a nuclear-powered Russian satellite crashing to earth. Jordan McGee rated it liked it May 26, Jeffery Hickman rated it really liked it Nov 13, America’s super-secret government agency operating to prevent nuclear terrorist attacks.
Ina Soviet nuclear-powered satellite crashed over northern Canada; the team searched over a wide area which had naturally radioactive outcroppings of uranium, which complicated the search and found many chunks of the satellite. Preview — Defusing Armageddon by Jeffrey T.
We use technologies, such as cookies, to customise content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyse traffic to the site. Opinions are divided as to whether a terrorist nuclear attack is likely; even if unlikely, it would be fantastically costly.
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