Politico journalist Juana Summers summarized ASP’s panel hosted this morning titled “Nuclear Terrorism: What’s at Stake.” Summers contextualized the discussion of panel participants with recent discussion by officials in Washington of the potential threat and the various possible solutions:
“Terrorists could exploit gaps in port security and smuggle weapons of mass destruction into the United States, a group of policy experts warned Wednesday, reviving a decade-old call for tougher security.
Stephen Flynn, a retired Coast Guard commander, said he believes that the cargo containers that arrive in the United States each year could be used to deliver nuclear weapons, and that lesser grade contraband is already making its way into the country through porous ports.”
A full copy of the Politico article by Juana Summers is available here (subscription required).
A full summary of the event can be found here on the American Security Project website.