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Next Steps in Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

9/11 demonstrated the havoc that a terrorist attack can wreak on American society. Even more frightening is one involving nuclear or radiological materials.

With so many ways of getting a bomb onto U.S. soil, the United States has employed a multi-layered defense initiative to counter these threats, including: locking down dangerous nuclear materials; interdicting loose nuclear material or nuclear-related technology that could fall into the wrong hands; and preventing terrorists, or their state sponsors, from smuggling nuclear items into the country.

The 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul called for further action to eliminate and secure dangerous nuclear and radiological material. What other steps can be taken to strengthen nuclear material security in coming years?

Hudson Institute’s Center for Political-Military Analysis in conjunction with The Connect U.S. Fund hosted an expert panel to discuss this critical challenge and the path forward.

Richard Weitz, Moderator

Hudson Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis

Thomas Countryman, Panelist

Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation

Kenneth Luongo, Panelist

President and Founder of the Partnership for Global Security

Miles Pomper, Panelist

Senior Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies

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