Thinking the Unthinkable

During the bygone days of the Cold War, American and Soviet citizens lived in fear of a nuclear exchange. Now, although the thought is probably far from the minds of most in the US, the possibility of a terrorist slipping a dirty bomb or loose nuke into this country looms as a nightmarish scenario.

On Friday, from 2 to 3 pm, US Representative Jim Langevin will host at CCRI's Warwick campus (Room 4080) a homeland security forum on domestic nuclear detection. The featured guest will be Vayl Oxford, director of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO).

In a news release, Langevin, who chairs the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology, says Oxford "will outline the goals and objectives of the DNDO and how Rhode Island's first responders can work with his office to make our communities safe."

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