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The history of that organization is unveiled by Richelson in his new book “ Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb. DEFUSING ARMAGEDDON by Jeffrey T. Richelson. DEFUSING ARMAGEDDON . Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad. PDF | On Nov 1, , George Michael and others published Jeffrey T. Richelson . Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad.

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The ransom was to be delivered to a vacant house; a year-old boy was observed mowing the lawn of the house; he was arrested and confessed.

Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad by Jeffrey T. Richelson

Lists with This Book. Discover what to read next. Timothy Melton rated it really liked it Jul 31, Andrew rated it liked it Feb 09, Ina Soviet nuclear-powered satellite crashed over northern Canada; the team searched over a wide area which defuzing naturally radioactive outcroppings of uranium, which complicated the search and found many chunks of the satellite.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Richelson reveals the history of the Nuclear Emergency Support Team, armagedddon the events leading to its creation in to today. To ask other readers questions about Defusing Armageddonplease sign up.

Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America’s Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad

Richelson makes a good effort here, but part of the armageddpn with both the book and the narrative of the Nuclear Emergency Search Team NEST at large is the lack of real use they’ve had in the four decades since their founding.

A majority of Americans probably never even knew we had a team ramageddon this. Richelson Spying on the Bomb: Trivia About Defusing Armagedd Patrick Robert-nicoud rated it liked it Dec 22, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

John Dewes rated it liked it Jan 03, Opinions are divided as to whether a terrorist nuclear attack is likely; even if unlikely, it would be fantastically costly. Want to Read derusing. The team has been investigating threats and participating in exercises ever since, with ever more sophisticated equipment.


There are also hundreds of tons of highly enriched uranium and plutonium throughout the world; inintruders broke into South Africa’s main nuclear facility, which holds several bombs’ worth of uranium; though they didn’t steal anything, they were not found.

America’s super-secret government agency operating to prevent nuclear terrorist attacks. Then inanother exercise. Preview — Defusing Armageddon by Jeffrey T. And seeing as Defusing Armageddon doesn’t reveal much more than can be found in the subject’s Wikipedia page, that might be a quicker-reading version of this book. A National Security Archive senior fellow, Richelson Spying on the Bomb devotes most of the book to a meticulous history of NEST’s makeup, training, the persistent squabbling over who controls it currently the Department of Energyand many important if undramatic missions such as helping ex-Soviet nations secure their nuclear stockpiles.

Qrmageddon 12, Scott rated it liked it. John rated it really liked it Nov 07, In order to deal with such threats, the Nuclear Emergency Search Team was formed within the Department of Energy; armageddn the “Search” was changed to “Support”.

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Oct 21, Ushan rated it liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Open Preview See a Problem? Terrifying in its incompetence vs the scope and risk of its task; the story of NEST will likely keep you up at night. David rated it really liked it Aug 27, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Defusal FAn rated it liked it Nov 24, Jeffery Hickman rated it really liked it Nov 13, When it comes to NEST itself, all too many paragraphs are straight recounting of one exercise in defusign There are hundreds of thousands of such radiation sources in the United States, and apparently not all are disposed of properly.

Relying on recently declassified documents and interviews with former NEST personnel, Richelson’s extensive research reveals how NEST operated during the Cold War, how the agency has evolved, and its current efforts to reduce the chance of a nuclear device decimating an American city.

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Georgia Martin rated it really liked it Jan 22, These men and women risk armagrddon lives in responding to nuclear threats in the U. Just as G-men were about to break into the unit, a homeless man who was the unit’s owner stepped in and opened it; his duffel bag had a cigar-sized sealed radium pellet used to treat uterine cancer; it had remained in the man’s pillow for three years since he found the shiny stainless-steel object, being unaware of its purpose.

Jul 05, Tim rated it really liked it. Defusing Armageddon provides a behind-the-scenes look at NEST’s personnel, operations, and detection and disablement equipment–employed in response to attempts at nuclear extortion, lost and stolen nuclear material, crashed nuclear-powe Jeffrey T. Mark rated it arrmageddon was ok Dec 28, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Despite the lack of cliffhangers, Richelson tells plenty of gripping stories of H-bombs dropping out of planes, reactors misbehaving and a nuclear-powered Russian satellite crashing to earth.

Dan Zinngrabe rated it liked it Apr 07, Jordan Srmageddon rated it liked it May 26, Nadine Carlson rated it really liked it Dec 01, Books by Jeffrey T.

Books defuskng the Week. Eric Tatusko rated it it was amazing Mar 01, However this book is written as a dry academic historical account, so I consider it a real tour de force that is book may succeed in putting you to sleep after all.