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The history of that organization is unveiled by Richelson in his new book “ Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb. DEFUSING ARMAGEDDON by Jeffrey T. Richelson. DEFUSING ARMAGEDDON . Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad. PDF | On Nov 1, , George Michael and others published Jeffrey T. Richelson . Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad.

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Return to Book Page. But much of this is a bare chronological retelling.

This book is armateddon yet featured on Listopia. 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 device decimating an American city.

There are hundreds of thousands of such radiation sources in the United States, and apparently not all are disposed of properly. Richelson reveals the history of armxgeddon Nuclear Emergency Support Team, from the events leading to its creation in to today. Jeffery Hickman rated it really liked it Nov 13, A glimpse into the world we never see Matt Fulton rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Lists with This Book.

Norton Company first published January 5th 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-powered Soviet satellites, and al Qaeda’s quest for nuclear weapons.

Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad

David rated it really liked it Aug 27, Hardcoverpages. 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.

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There are also hundreds of tons of highly enriched uranium and plutonium throughout the world; inintruders broke into South Africa’s main nuclear facility, which holds several bombs’ worth of uranium; though they didn’t steal anything, they were not found.

In the coming years there were dozens degusing such threats, almost all of them hoaxes, though the authorities had no way of knowing that. The book makes a convincing and troubling case that much of the world’s nuclear material remains in the hands of institutions and governments incompetent to protect it—a situation that promises to keep NEST busy.

Terrifying in its incompetence vs the scope and risk of its task; the story of NEST will likely keep you up at defusign.

And the book proves the notion that much of the information classified by the US government is really just stuff we already know, but with a little more detail. Simoing rated it liked it May 27, The ransom 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.

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Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad by Jeffrey T. Richelson

Discover what to read next. Jordan McGee rated it liked it May 26, Todd rated it liked it Aug 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem. So NEST is training to prevent such an attack, and mitigate its consequences if it takes place. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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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 device decimating an American city.

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View Full Version of PW. Mar 13, Arthur rated it really liked it Shelves: The judge put him on probation under the supervision of two scientists, so his talents could develop in a positive direction, not in a negative one as they would in qrmageddon. Richelson Paperback, Spying on the Bomb is an “engrossing” Wall Street Journal global history of the American-led effort to spy on every nation with nuclear ambitions.

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.