By Jeffrey T. Richelson

ISBN-10: 0393065154

ISBN-13: 9780393065152

ISBN-10: 0393349594

ISBN-13: 9780393349597

The first in-depth exam of NEST: America's super-secret govt service provider working to avoid nuclear terrorist attacks.

Jeffrey T. Richelson unearths the historical past of the Nuclear Emergency aid staff, from the occasions resulting in its production in 1974 to this present day. Defusing Armageddon presents a behind-the-scenes examine NEST's team of workers, operations, and detection and disablement equipment--employed according to makes an attempt at nuclear extortion, misplaced and stolen nuclear fabric, crashed nuclear-powered Soviet satellites, and al Qaeda's quest for nuclear guns. Richelson strains the Cosmos satellite tv for pc that crashed into the Canadian desolate tract; nuclear threats to la, long island, and different towns; and the surveillance of Muslim websites within the usa after Sep 11. counting on lately declassified files and interviews with former NEST team of workers, Richelson's broad learn unearths how NEST operated throughout the chilly conflict, how the organisation has developed, and its present efforts to minimize the opportunity of a nuclear machine decimating an American city.

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