posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 07:52 AM
The New York Times is reporting today that, due to increased terrorism fears, and the possibility that terror groups may detonate a nuclear device,
the federal government is reviving an old Cold War program.
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The goal, officials and weapons experts both inside and outside the government say, is to figure out quickly who exploded such a bomb and where the
nuclear material came from. That would clarify the options for striking back. Officials also hope that if terrorists know a bomb can be traced, they
will be less likely to try to use one.
More subtle hints that there is a real concern that terror groups either will gain access, or have gained access to nuclear weapons.