According to a British intelligence report leaked to the press in 2007, al Qaeda operatives are planning a large-scale attack 'on par with Hiroshima and Nagasaki'. How likely is it that terrorists will develop the capability of such an attack? No one understands the nature of the threat posed by nuclear terrorism better than Brian Michael Jenkins - one of the world's most renowned experts on terrorism. For more than thirty years, he has been advising the military, government, and prestigious think tanks on the dangers of escalating terrorism. Jenkins goes beyond what the experts know about terrorists' efforts to acquire nuclear weapons, nuclear black markets, 'suitcase bombs', and mysterious substances like red mercury to examine how terrorists themselves think about such weapons. Jenkins' informed and seasoned analysis will give all Americans a level-headed understanding of the real situation and teach us how not to yield to nuclear terror.
Brian Michael Jenkins (Los Angeles, CA), one of the world's leading authorities on terrorism, is a senior advisor to the president of the RAND Corporation, director of the National Transportation Security Center of the Mineta Transportation Institute, and a member of the board of Commercial Crime Services of the International Chamber of Commerce. He is frequently quoted in the media, including Time, Newsweek, US News & World Report, the New York Times, Washington Post, and other publications.