The ultimate nightmare terrorism scenario has to be the use of a nuclear weapon in a terrorist attack on a major city. It’s such a frightening scenario we often focus on the horror of it happening and kind of put aside any calculation on how likely such an event really is. Turns out, a nuclear terrorist attack would be really hard to pull off (24 fantasies aside). At least that’s the conclusion of Michael Levi who has written a book called On Nuclear Terrorism. Check out some of his comments over at TPMCafe Bookclub.
And while it serves the political purposes of some to ferment the belief that The Terrorists™ could pull this off at any minute, it's worth keeping our heads and acting rationally.