Nuclear challenges to global security

Tuesday - 8/3/2010, 9:41am EDT

Randy Larson, CEO, Weapons of Mass Destruction Center with Peter Huessy, expert in nuclear terrorism

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The federal government is losing its edge when it comes to being able to read the fingerprints of a nuclear bomb. That's according a recent report from the National Research Council. The government works with scientists who can sniff out clues from the radioactive fallout of a nuclear weapon. The goal is to find out who made it or where it came from. But the research council says that ability is slipping, in some cases. But what are the chances someone will even try nuclear terrorism? As part of our Science and National Security Series, Weapons of Mass Destruction Center CEO Randy Larson spoke with Peter Huessy. He an expert in nuclear terrorism and a frequent host of Congressional seminars on defense and security.