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How To Safeguard Loose Nukes 167

Lasrick writes "The Bulletin has an interesting article about the likelihood of terrorists obtaining nuclear material. 'Since 1993, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has logged roughly 2,000 cases of illicit or unauthorized trafficking of nuclear and radioactive material. Thirty illicit radioactive trafficking incidents were reported in the former Soviet region alone from 2009 to 2011. As Obama said in December, "Make no mistake, if [terrorists] get [nuclear material], they will use it."'"
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How To Safeguard Loose Nukes

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 20, 2013 @10:57PM (#42962145)
    Soon, with the whole periodic table available in one giant print cartridge, people will be able to 3D print nuclear weapons. If someone manages to download plans for the Tsar Bomba, we're cooked.
  • by phantomfive ( 622387 ) on Wednesday February 20, 2013 @11:53PM (#42962557) Journal
    "Make no mistake" is what Obama says so you'll think he's serious. When he tells someone they're wrong, he says, "let me be clear." "It will not be easy" means you should vote for him (the voting booth is just down the street, you can do it!), and when he says, "here's the deal" who knows what it means.

Think of it! With VLSI we can pack 100 ENIACs in 1 sq. cm.!