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Jeffrey T. Richelson reveals the history of the Nuclear Emergency Support Team, from the events leading to its creation in to today.
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-powered Soviet satellites, and al Qaeda's quest for nuclear weapons.
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. Also By: Jeffrey T. Richelson Paperback, Spying on the Bomb is an "engrossing" Wall Street Journal global history of the American-led effort to spy on every nation with nuclear ambitions.
Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America's Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad