by Chaim Levinson
Israel recently carried out a series of tests in the desert in conjunction
with a four-year project at the Dimona nuclear reactor to measure the damage and other
implications of the detonation of a so-called "dirty" radiological bomb by hostile
forces. Such a bomb uses conventional explosives in addition to radioactive material. . . .
A dirty bomb is not a "Weapon of Mass Destruction" but a "Weapon of Mass Disruption,"
where contamination and anxiety are the terrorists' major objectives.
Sheet on Dirty Bombs," United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Is a dirty bomb a weapon of mass destruction?
Yes, but more because of its capacity to cause terror and disruption than its ability to
inflict heavy casualties.
Bombs," The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Adam Withnall, "Isis's
dirty bomb: Jihadists have seized 'enough radioactive material to build their first WMD',"
independent.co.uk, June 10, 2015 -- Is it just a coincidence that this article
came out 2 days after it was revealed that Israel had tested dirty-bombs?