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Report says lack of focus on threat of nuclear terrorism stems from failure to grasp global economic consequences of a nuclear terrorist attack.

Nuclear terrorism, a stated top concern of both major-party presidential candidates, is garnering little attention as an issue because of a failure to focus on the global economic consequences of such an attack, according to a new report by the Saga Foundation released today. The report, Nuclear Terrorism: Local Effects, Global Consequences, contends that a nuclear terrorist attack is the most serious threat to the U.S. homeland and the most likely nuclear attack scenario the nation faces. While the destructive effects of nuclear weapons have been studied in detail, the economic aftershocks likely to follow such an attack have received scant attention.

Press Release (PDF)

Report: "Nuclear Terrorism: Local Effects, Global Consequences" (PDF)
(Executive Summary)

Report: "Nuclear Terrorism: Local Effects, Global Consequences" (PDF)
(Full Text)

Additional information to the report:
Findings of the survey "The Language of Nuclear Terrorism" (PDF)

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