Nuclear Terrorism: Why Deterrence Still Matters Academic Article uri icon


  • Although policy makers worry about the use of weapons of mass destruction against the United States, we should recognize that terrorist organizations have shown a remarkable tendency to fall back on well-tested conventional methods of attack. . . . Deterrence, when measured against prevention, still maintains enough credibility to prevent rogue states from sharing nuclear weapons with terrorists.

published proceedings

  • Current History

author list (cited authors)

  • Castillo, J. J.

complete list of authors

  • Castillo, JJ

publication date

  • December 2003