Right of Boom: The Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism.pdf

Right of Boom: The Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism.pdf



A defense department insider exposes what would happen in the wake of a nuclear terrorist attack on American soil 

A nuclear weapon explodes in a major American city and no one can prove who is responsible. The devastation is horrifying, but even more alarming is the limited options available for the United States government to respond. What happens next? 

In Right of Boom, national security specialist Benjamin Schwartz looks at what can—and will— happen after a nuclear explosion takes place in the United States, the event that Presidents Obama and Bush, as well as would-be Presidents Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton, have acknowledged as the greatest single national security threat we face. Hypothesizing an explosion in downtown Washington, D.C., Schwartz maps out the likely ramifications while going deep into history to explore how this event became inevitable in the first place. Drawing from his experience as an analyst at the Departments of Defense, State, and Energy, Schwartz offers a fully panoramic view of a terrifying reality. 


Benjamin Schwartz has served in a variety of national security positions within the United States government, including in the Department of State, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. This is his first book. 


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