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“Theoretically, we know [where the nuclear material is kept]. But we don’t have a good accounting of where it all is. We’re relying on them. We’re not, to coin a phrase, trusting but verifying,” the source says.
Occasionally, American inspectors will travel to these sites, to make sure these sites have the proper fences and surveillance gear needed to keep their nuclear material safe. The track record wasn’t particularly encouraging. Of those 55 visits conducted between 1994 and 2010, “physical protection teams found the sites met IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] security guidelines on 27 visits, did not meet IAEA security guidelines on 21 visits, and the results of 7 visits are unknown because the physical protection team was unable to assess the sites, or agency documentation was missing,” the report notes.
The U.S. is demanding more security and more accountability, to cope with a world in which terrorists have nuclear ambitions — and 20 major atomic smugglers has been caught in the last two decades. Many countries haven’t caught up with those changes.
Originally posted by newcovenant
reply to post by silent thunder
Not everyone can produce a nuke. That is the only safety.
You don't suppose they lost this stuff. It was stolen and sold.
Originally posted by backinblack
No but they have been talking up "dirty bombs" lately..
Isn't this stuff ideal for those??
Originally posted by jamieastronaut
plausible deniability much?
now a suitcase nuke false flag attack is closer to fact than fiction...
probably gonna blame iran too..