Nuclear scientists as assassination targets

  title={Nuclear scientists as assassination targets},
  author={William H. Tobey},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={61 - 69}
  • W. Tobey
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Political Science
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Five scientists and engineers connected with Iran’s nuclear program have been killed or injured in recent confirmed or possible assassination attempts. It is unclear who is responsible, but the attacks raise unique policy questions about motives, effectiveness, repercussions, and legal and moral standards. Past assassination plots—including a US plan to kidnap or kill a German atomic scientist in World War II—suggest that such attempts are products of desperation: A nation tries to kill another… 
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