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Nuclear nonproliferation

Jan 4, 2011 — A new book by journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins alleges that the CIA was so obsessed with getting information from nuclear trafficker A.Q. Khan's network, it waited too long to shut it down — and stood by while Khan and his associates spread dangerous nuclear technology around the globe.
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Mar 18, 2010 — Until his arrest in 2004, nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan — the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb — ran a vast smuggling network that sent nuclear materiel to Iran and Libya. In his book Peddling Peril: How the Secret Nuclear Trade Arms America's Enemies, weapons expert David Albright explains how Khan's network continues to threaten global security.
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Aug 6, 2008 — Journalist Mike Chinoy, author of Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis, discusses North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and America's attempts to stop their program.
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Jul 20, 2008 — Journalist Nathan Hodge is the co-author of the book A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry with his wife, Sharon Weinberger. They traveled to 10 U.S. states and 4 foreign countries to visit nuclear sites, including ones in Nevada, Russia and Iran.
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Jun 12, 2008 — Nathan Hodge and Sharon Weinberger are nontraditional tourists who explore missile silos, test sites, and bomb shelters. The two just published A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry, a chronicle of their travels to nuclear landmarks across ten states and fives countries.
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Dec 6, 2007 — A new National Intelligence Estimate concludes that Iran halted a secret nuclear weapons program four years ago. The story of how Iran's program got started is one of the subjects addressed in a new book, Nuclear Jihadist.
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Nov 13, 2007 — In a new book, two British investigative journalists dig into the story of Pakistan's clandestine nuclear network — and America's role not just in condoning its ally's nuclear ambitions, but aiding them. Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark are senior correspondents for the Guardian newspaper; their book is titled Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons.
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May 16, 2007 — Iran and other countries — not terrorist groups — are most likely to pose the next nuclear arms threat, author William Langewiesche says. Their goal: wield nuclear weapons for political power.
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May 15, 2007 — Author William Langewiesche tried to imagine what it would take for a terrorist to build a nuclear bomb. He describes how would-be terrorists could obtain the materials and evade safeguards.
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Mar 21, 2007 — Weapons expert Joseph Cirincione's new book is Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons. He talks about how nuclear threats will evolve in coming years.
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