A Secret Mission to Thwart Nuclear Terrorism Early in 1994, Andy Weber was serving in Kazakhstan as U.S. political-military attaché, when his auto mechanic asked if he wanted to buy some uranium. There was a wild-west atmosphere in this brand new country, with lots of black market activity and scamming, but Weber knew that Kazakhstan…

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Mission: remove 4,000 so-called “loose nukes” from former Soviet states. Tactics: relationships, innovative policy, and a tight timeline. This is the story of the most successful denuclearization operation ever.

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