I saw your recent post, “Nuclear terrorism.” While we agree with everything in the first half of Allison’s book, we don’t think the measures he outline to prevent this from happening go far enough—they are necessary but not sufficient to prevent nuclear terrorism. We just wrote a paper you might find interesting.
“Intelligence, Border Security, and Forensics Will Fail: Secure DC, NYC, and Other Cities from Nuclear Attacks with Highly Enriched Uranium”
http://www.devabhaktuni.us/research/onecity.pdf (Full report)
http://www.devabhaktuni.us/research/onecityop-ed.pdf (4-page essay)
Here’s a blog posting on the paper that gets to the punch-line http://armchairgeneralist.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/07/protecting-citi.html
p.s. A previous paper we wrote on nuclear detection was published as Devabhaktuni Srikrishna, A. Narasimha Chari and Thomas Tisch, “DETERRENCE OF NUCLEAR TERRORISM WITH MOBILE RADIATION DETECTORS” (Nonproliferation Review, Vol. 12, No 3, November 2005, pages 573-614) http://cns.miis.edu/pubs/npr/vol12/123toc.htm
And thank you very much Sri.