US Can’t Account for Nuclear Material It Has Exported

President Obama has repeatedly said his top counterterrorism goal is to prevent terrorists from acquiring the building blocks to make nuclear or “dirty” bombs. He has pledged to “secure all vulnerable nuclear material around the world within four years.” But there are thousands of pounds of highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium that the US has shipped overseas and cannot fully account for.

Read the whole story from Noah Shachtman at Wired’s Danger Room. 

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