The big one
: Nicholas Kristof has a frightening column in the New York Times today. It presents a scenario of a 10-megaton nuclear device lit at Times Square (why the hell does everyone have to use that as the next ground zero: the very corner where I work?). OK, we’ve heard that before. But then he says:
Could this happen?
Unfortunately, it could – and many experts believe that such an attack, somewhere, is likely. The Aspen Strategy Group, a bipartisan assortment of policy mavens, focused on nuclear risks at its annual meeting here last week, and the consensus was twofold: the danger of nuclear terrorism is much greater than the public believes, and our government hasn’t done nearly enough to reduce it.
In his next column, he’ll tell us how to reduce that risk. If it’s not too late.