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The Resource Peddling peril : how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies, David Albright

Peddling peril : how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies, David Albright

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Peddling peril : how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies
Title
Peddling peril
Title remainder
how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies
Statement of responsibility
David Albright
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Peddling peril
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how the secret nuclear trade arms Americas enemies
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Peddling Peril David Albright offers a harrowing narrative of the frighteningly large cracks through which nuclear weapons traffickers - such as Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan - continue to slip." "Six years after the arrest of Khan, the networks he established continue to thrive, with black markets sprouting up across the globe. The dramatic takedown of the leader of the world's largest and most perilous smuggling network was originally considered a model of savvy detection by intelligence and enforcement agencies, including the CIA and MI6. But, as Albright chronicles. the prosecutions of traffickers that were much anticipated have not come to pass, and Khan himself was released from house arrest in February 2009." "Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea all use state sponsored smuggling networks that easily bypass export regulations and avoid detection. Albright illuminates how these networks have learned many ways to trick suppliers across the globe, including many in the United States, into selling them vital parts, and why, despite the fact that, since 2007, several dozen companies have been indicted - with some pleading guilty - for suspicion of participating in illicit trade, very few prosecutions have been achieved." "Peddling Peril charts the dealings of several of these companies. Albright also reports on the hopeful story of the German company Leybold's decision to become an industry watchdog, and shows how this story reveals just how effective corporate monitoring and government cooperation would be if more serious efforrs were made. Concluding with a detailed plan for clamping down tightly on the illicit trade, Albright shows the way forward in the vital mission of freeing the world of this terrifying menace."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A leading nuclear proliferation expert chronicles the history of the nuclear black market while challenging popular opinions to contend that Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan is only one of a significantly larger cast of contributors, in an account that evaluates how far the programs of rogue nations have progressed and why illicit nuclear weapons development is so difficult to prevent
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contains biographical information
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349521
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DLC
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Albright, David
Dewey number
355.0217
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Khan, A. Q.
  • Technology transfer
  • Technology transfer
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Security, International
  • Nuclear terrorism
  • National security
Target audience
adult
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how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies
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Peddling peril : how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies, David Albright
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-280) and index
Control code
ocn430344597
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9781416549314
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009031899
System control number
(OCoLC)430344597
Label
Peddling peril : how the secret nuclear trade arms America's enemies, David Albright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-280) and index
Control code
ocn430344597
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9781416549314
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009031899
System control number
(OCoLC)430344597

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