ALLAH’S BOMB The Islamic Quest for Nuclear Weapons AL VENTER
Various intelligence agencies, including but not limited to those in the United States, have iden- tified thirty-three international states or entities that have either started the process of building nuclear devices or have expressed interest in building them. Many, including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, various former Soviet republics, and Iran have ties to Islamic militant groups. Other countries, including North Korea, have expressed strong enmity for the West and could be considered a likely supplier of technology and material to many of these states.
Impeccably researched by longtime international war correspondent Al Venter, a frequent con- tributor to the Jane’s International Group, Allah’s Bomb presents an accessible estimate of the progress being made by these various countries and the repercussions of the situation. What, for example, is the role of Russia in supplying former Soviet nuclear armaments and technol- ogy? If Iran detonates a test bomb, as North Korea did recently, how would Israel react? How would the United States respond? Venter covers the situation fully, from how material is smug- gled to how various nations circumvent international sanctions. This is a timely and important book.
Al Venter, through his connections with Jane’s, has been getting support from the various intel- ligence agencies he has routinely relied on for his Jane’s reportage. He classifies this as “good solid information that is disturbing as hell.”
Al Venter has been an international correspondent for nearly thirty years, most frequently for the Jane’s International Group. A native of South Africa, he currently lives in Canada.
Author has covered international events for 30 years
Reportage based on intelligence sources throughout the world
Photographs and illustrations throughout
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