Benjamin E. Schwartz

discusses

Right of Boom:
The Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism

This event includes a book signing

Date

Mar
19
Thursday
March 19, 2015
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes national security specialist BENJAMIN E. SCHWARTZ for a discussion of his first book, Right of Boom: The Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism.

A nuclear weapon explodes in a major American city and no one can prove who is responsible. The devastation is horrifying, but even more alarming is the limited options available for the United States government to respond. What happens next? 

In Right of Boom, Benjamin Schwartz looks at what could happen after a nuclear explosion takes place in the United States, the event that Presidents Obama and Bush, as well as would-be Presidents Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton, have acknowledged as the greatest single national security threat we face. Hypothesizing an explosion in downtown Washington, D.C., Schwartz maps out the likely ramifications while going deep into history to explore the limited range of options available to a Commander in Chief. Drawing from his experience as an analyst at the Departments of Defense, State, and Energy, Schwartz offers a fully panoramic view of a terrifying reality. 

Benjamin E. Schwartz
Benjamin E. Schwartz

Benjamin E. Schwartz

Benjamin E. Schwartz has served in a variety of national security positions within the United States government, including in the Department of State, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. This is his first book.

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