Security and Defense: Preparing for nuclear terror

10.12.2011                      14.Kislev. 5772                       Wajischlach

Innenpolitik:

Security and Defense: Preparing for nuclear terror

Israel will hold a civil defense drill that for the first time will simulate the response to an attack by a dirty bomb.

In January, a “Dark Cloud” will descend on northern Israel. The name for a civil defense exercise, Dark Cloud will be Israel’s first simulated response to a radioactive dispersal device attack, the official term for what is more commonly known as a “dirty bomb.”
While defense officials have gone out of their way in recent weeks to downplay the significance of the drill, saying that it is part of the ministry’s regular training regimen, the timing cannot be ignored – it comes as the window of opportunity to stop Iran’s nuclear program is reportedly closing….