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The Nevada Test Site (NTS) is a United States Department of Energy reservation located in southeastern Nye County, Nevada, about 65 mi (105 km) northwest of the city of Las Vegas. Formerly known as the Nevada Proving Grounds, the site, established on 11 January 1951, for the testing of nuclear devices, is composed of approximately 1,350 sq mi (3,500 km2) of desert and mountainous terrain. Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site began with a one-kiloton (4 terajoule) bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat on 27 January 1951. Many of the iconic images of the nuclear era come from NTS.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
I have to agree with the others
dont see the relevance
The terrorists of Day 2, led by Syed Ali, attempted to detonate a nuclear weapon in Los Angeles. While the detonation could not be stopped, it was decided that the detonation could be moved to an area with fewer casualties. The Mojave Desert was chosen as the location, and Jack Bauer volunteered to pilot the plane, as it would be too unspecific for it to be sent remotely. However George Mason stepped in at the very last moment, allowing Jack to leave to help rebuild his family life.
The next al-Qaida attack on the United States could come from within, with recruiting for jihadists on the rise and the terror organization continuing to smuggle operatives across international borders, experts confirm.
The recent arrests of terror suspects in Denver, where Najibullah Zazi is suspected of trying to orchestrate an attack on New York City, reveals just how imminent is the danger.
In another new case, Hosam Smadi was arrested for allegedly trying to blow up a Dallas skyscraper. Authorities allege he planted a bomb and tried to ignite it, but there was no damage because the device was faked by undercover FBI agents posing as members of an al-Qaida sleeper cell.