Why States Won't Give Nuclear Weapons to Terrorists

@article{Lieber2013WhySW,
  title={Why States Won't Give Nuclear Weapons to Terrorists},
  author={K. Lieber and Daryl G. Press},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={80-104}
}
Many experts consider nuclear terrorism the single greatest threat to U.S. security. The fear that a state might transfer nuclear materials to terrorists was a core justification for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and, more recently, for a strike against Iran's nuclear program. The logical basis for this concern is sound: if a state could orchestrate an anonymous nuclear terror attack, it could destroy an enemy yet avoid retaliation. But how likely is it that the perpetrators of nuclear terrorism… Expand
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