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Right of Boom

Benjamin Schwartz

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1254-6
Trim Size: 5.4 x 8


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A leading security specialist posits what happens in the event of a nuclear attack

In Right of Boom, national security specialist Benjamin Schwartz looks at what could happen after a nuclear explosion takes place in the United States, the event that Presidents Obama and Bush, as well as would-be Presidents Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton, have acknowledged as the greatest single national security threat we face. Hypothesizing an explosion in downtown Washington, D.C., Schwartz maps out the likely ramifications while going deep into history to explore the limited range of options available to a Commander in Chief. Drawing from his experience as an analyst at the Departments of Defense, State, and Energy, Schwartz offers a fully panoramic view of a terrifying reality.

Praise for Right of Boom

"This is a book every American can and should read. In Right of Boom, Benjamin Schwartz writes with the literary skill and imagination of a great novelist, informed by years of experience in the US government agencies responsible for our nation's security. He explains why an instance of nuclear terrorism on American soil is more plausible than every before-and imagines what will happen if such a terrifying event should ever take place."-Alan Luxenberg, President of the Foreign Policy Research Institute

Benjamin Schwartz has served in a variety of national security positions within the United States government, including in the Department of State, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. This is his first book.

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