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Deterrence of nuclear terrorism via post-detonation attribution is the United States on target?

  title={Deterrence of nuclear terrorism via post-detonation attribution is the United States on target?},
  author={Philip Geelhood},
Abstract : As nuclear terrorism has a risk of low probability and high consequences, the United States is right to address it as a significant -- but not the utmost -- national security priority. The science of nuclear forensics makes possible the characterization of nuclear materials used in a nuclear attack, and, as such, provides the backbone of an attribution program. Nuclear forensics-based attribution serves the dual purpose of helping to prevent nuclear terrorism by enabling deterrence… Expand


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