"In this important book, Brian Jenkins shows again why he is considered one of the world’s most respected experts on the threats posed to the West by the new terrorists. Anyone concerned with the most fundamental questions facing Western policymakers should read this masterful study."
--Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III, Chairman, Bipartisan National Commission on Terrorism, and former Ambassador at Large for Counterterrorism
"Jenkins' latest insightful work describes for us in detail the real risk we all face of nuclear terrorism. Measured and succinct, our leadership would do well to study Jenkins' message."
--Cofer Black, former Director, CIA Counterterrorist Center, and former State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism
"Finally, a rational intellectual tonic for America’s hysterical nuclear terror mania. To be taken before considering any new, additional policies."
--Henry Sokolski: Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, appointed by Congress to The Commission on Preventing WMD Proliferation and Terrorism.
"This is the book to read if you want an expert and sensible guide to lead you past the mind-numbing hype of nuclear terror--purveyed by self-serving officialdom and sensationalist media--to the facts of nuclear terrorism, which are grim enough."
--Dr. Victor Gilinsky, Former Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and nuclear physicist
"Any one interested in a careful evaluation of the dangers of nuclear terrorism should read this timely and well written book by one of America's leading experts. Brian Jenkins not only provides careful assessments of the risks posed by al Qaeda and others, but warns that a good deal of the damage from nuclear terror comes from our own inappropriate reactions. "
--Joseph S. Nye is University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard and author of The Powers to Lead
"Jenkins provides an invaluable corrective to a topic that has generated much heat but little light. His expertise, attention to detail, and common sense shine through on every page."
--Daniel Byman, Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution