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The Inevitability of Dirty Bombs

Aug 09, 2016 | 34 videos
Video by The Atlantic

In the years since the September 11 attacks, the U.S. government has spent billions in the name of fighting terrorism. However, America has largely ignored one critical threat: dirty bombs. According to Steven Brill, the author of The Atlantic’s September 2016 cover story “Are We Any Safer?”, a dirty bomb is easy to construct and potentially disastrous. In this video, Brill explains what would happen to Washington, D.C. if a dirty bomb were to hit, and how the federal government can and should prepare its citizens for such a destabilizing event.

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Author: Daniel Lombroso

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