As the Director of Homeland Security, you are faced with determining the seriousness of threats from countries such as North Korea. The “dirty bomb” is a major concern one must consider when mitigating terrorist attacks against targets within the United States and with its interests abroad. Terrorists can access nuclear waste even in the United States, and nuclear waste is readily available in countries which already possess an inherent hatred for the United States such as Iran, Pakistan, China, Russia, and North Korea. Consider how easy is it for terrorists to gain control of nuclear waste to enable the creation of dirty bombs, considering the fact that even the United States is struggling with nuclear waste disposal.
What steps can you offer to mitigate this problem of terrorists using dirty bombs in the United States or against U.S. interests abroad? What do you believe needs to be done to ensure the U.S. infrastructure is protected against such threats? Explain.
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.
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