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One Point Safe by Leslie Cockburn, Andrew Cockburn 0385485603 9780385485609
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One Point Safe by Leslie Cockburn, Andrew Cockburn

When the Soviet Union collapsed, the cold war may have come to an end.But the deadly Soviet nuclear arsenal--thousands of warheads and hundreds of tons of plutonium--continues to sit virtually unguarded, presenting the world with a new and even more terrifying nuclear threat.And its not just criminals, extremists, or terrorists who are now in a position to place us all at risk. It is also Russias high military command, who see their colleagues in other departments making millions off the privatization of industry; and its the officers in charge of underguarded weapons stockpiles, unable to compete with the post-Communist new rich; and its the very guards manning the night watch, whose bellies ache from hunger. . . From the vaults of the National Security Council to the headquarters of the mysterious Twelfth Department in the Russian Ministry of Defense, veteran journalists Andrew and Leslie Cockburn take the reader on a tour of deadly potentialities: couriers crossing Central Europe with suitcases full of materials more lethal than any virus; a Siberian warehouse littered with the raw material of twenty-three thousand Hiroshimas; the fanatical terrorist who has already built one radioactive bomb.Then it is revealed how U.S. intelligence has realized with horror that among those involved in the business of nuclear smuggling is an organization born out of the old KGB, headed by a man described by one high-ranking official as the most dangerous man in the world. Based on firsthand reporting, classified documents, and the personal stories of the men and women on the front lines, One Point Safe makes it frighteningly clear that were nowhere near as safe as wed like to think.

Author: Leslie Cockburn, Andrew Cockburn

Language: English

Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 1997-09-08

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ISBN: 0385485603


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