Definition of Nuclear terrorism
1. Noun. The use of a nuclear device by a terrorist organization to cause massive devastation or the use (or threat of use) of fissionable radioactive materials. "Assaults on nuclear power plants is one form of nuclear terrorism"
Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
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Literary usage of Nuclear terrorism
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1. Strengthening Long-Term Nuclear Security: Protecting Weapon-Usable Material by National Academies Press (U.S.), Rossiĭskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ nauk, NetLibrary, Inc (2006)
"... 1 Responding to the Threat of nuclear terrorism THREAT OF A NUCLEAR CATASTROPHE The terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on September, 2001, ..."
2. Technology Against Terrorism: The Federal Effort (1992)
"The specter of nuclear terrorism, such as the theft or detonation of a nuclear bomb, the use of fissionable material or intensely radioactive waste as a ..."
3. Terroristic Threats to the U.S: Hearing Before the Committee on Armed edited by Jim Saxton (2000)
"nuclear terrorism, regarded as the stuff of fictional novels and movies during the Cold War, is now widely regarded as plausible. ..."