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Why Hasn’t ISIS Nuked America Yet?

There is plenty of reason to be confident that if ISIS could reliably and easily make a dirty bomb, they would do so.
Source: Stringer / Reuters

In the last three years, I have not spent much time wondering whether ISIS has access to radioactive material. I know they have had access, because I had a hand in getting it to them.

In 2005, while working for an air cargo company in Mosul, I delivered a large wooden box, marked for consignment to the University of Mosul. To fly it in, we needed a special plane, an Antonov-12, whose cargo hold was cavernous compared to our usual 727s and DC-8s. The box

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