Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 55 Issue 1

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January
1999
Volume: 55
ISSN: 0096-3402
Page count: 81
Issue external URL: Link

Reports

Opinion

Feature

1 January 1999
Feature
When Charles Taylor invaded Liberia, he unleashed the most deadly combat system of the current epoch–the adolescent human male equipped with an AK-47 assault rifle.
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Feature
Millions of the assault rifles now in the hands of the world's killers started out as legal weapons.
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Feature
The United States leads the world in weapon sales and giveaways.
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Feature
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Feature
Arms merchants–dealers, middlemen, politicians, and military officers–engage in deals that operate on a number of levels–legal, quasi-legal, and nowhere-near-legal.
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Feature
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Feature
The money to buy weapons often comes from the sale of drugs.
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Feature
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Feature
By tackling illicit arms sales, the United States hopes to defuse the light arms campaign and protect the legal trade.
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There is no easy way to prevent small shipments of small arms.

Guest Opinion

1 January 1999
Guest Opinion

Review

1 January 1999
Review
Killing Detente: The Right Attacks the CIA By Anne Hessing Cahn, Penn State Press, 1998, 232 pages; $17.95
1 January 1999
Review
Inside Terrorism By Bruce Hoffman, Victor Gollancz, 1998, 278 pages; $24.95 America's Achilles' Heel: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism and Covert Attack By Richard Falkenrath, Robert D. Newman, and Bradley A. Thayer, MIT Press, 1998, 350 pages; $22.50
1 January 1999
Review
Israel and the Bomb By Avner Cohen, Columbia University Press, 470 pages; $27.50

Nuclear notebook

The Last Word

1 January 1999
The Last Word