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Fall 2008 The Ambassadors REVIEW 11 The World Institute for Nuclear Security Sam Nunn Co-Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative The World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) United States Senator, 1972-1996 n the last 60 years, the world has developed many beneficial uses for nuclear energy—from generating electricity, to protecting water resources, to increasing crop yields and fighting diseases. But we all know that our continued ability to enjoy the beneficial uses of the atom depends on our corresponding ability to prevent the destructive use of the atom. There is no threat more potentially devastating than a terrorist nuclear attack: Terrorists have been seeking nuclear and radiological weapons for more than ten years. The nuclear material they need is housed in hundreds of facilities around the globe. In seeking this material, terrorists will not go where there is the most material; they will go where that material is most vulnerable. Our global nuclear security is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain. I believe that we must be committed to the vision of a world in which all nuclear materials are safe, secure, and accounted for—from cradle to grave. That is why I was pleased to recently join the Director General of the International
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  • Fall '11
  • GaryMoncrief
  • Chernobyl disaster, International Atomic Energy Agency, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, World Institute for Nuclear Security

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