This is a subject that is “near and dear” to my heart. I first became interested and concerned with this subject when I read the 1992 Tom Clancy book The Sum of All Of Their Fears. I also loved a 2004 mini series on South African television called Snitch. In the show South Africa created 7 nuclear weapons as opposed to the six they turned in when they gave up their nuclear weapons program. A wealthy British man gets hold of the weapon and wants to detonate it in Johannesburg. I agreed with the whole idea that if we ever had a nuclear terrorism event (God forbid) it would not be Muslim terrorist but some other disillusioned group few would suspect.
Some two days ago the US National Archives released some data on US efforts to prevent a nuclear terrorism event. I was amazed to see that the US government has taken this threat seriously since 1986. They have devoted serious resources to it. The sad news is that they simulated a nuclear terrorism event in downtown Indianapolis. They failed to stop a simulated nuclear weapon going off.