Create a 1 page essay paper that discusses Bomb in the Backyard / Nuclear Threat.
The evidences suggest that some terrorist groups and/or nations which nurture terrorism may have already acquired Uranium and professional which are required for making nuclear weapons (Bunn, 2008). Diagrams of American nuclear power plants were also found in al-Qaeda materials in Afghanistan. Nuclear terrorism is currently described by the president of the USA as the most immediate and extreme threat to the global security.
USA prepares for nuclear terrorism by developing the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA) which is a layered security system for detecting nuclear and radiological terrorism within the United States and other countries. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is vigilant against new types of terrorist recruitment and engages in improving detection technologies, strengthening international partnerships, and building expertise in nuclear forensics (DHS, n.d.). However, what measures are there to effectively disarm a nuclear weapon once it is detected? It can be concluded that USA faces a significant threat from nuclear terrorism but is not fully prepared for protecting against it.
Bunn M. (2008). The Risk Of Nuclear Terrorism – And Next Steps To Reduce The Danger. In. Testimony for the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate on 02 April