Sunday, May 11, 2008

Lt. Gen. Robert Gard: Nuclear Terrorism a Serious Threat

Lt. Gen. Robert Gard, a senior military fellow at the Center, had a terrific op-ed published in the Knoxville News Sentinel today. It comes on the heels of a Center outreach trip to Tennessee.

In the piece, Gard argues that when it comes to nuclear terrorism, the U.S. government has been walking when it should be running.

Gard concludes,

It is incredible that our government is failing to accord the highest priority to taking the actions necessary to prevent terrorists from carrying out their threat to detonate a nuclear weapon on the territory of the United States, which would forever change our way of life.

And where is the clamor from the body politic?

The full op-ed can be found here.

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