In a statement by U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen accompanying a November 25, 1997, Pentagon report titled ‘Proliferation: Threat and Response,’ Cohen said: ” ‘the ability to unleash mass sickness, death, and destruction today has reached a far greater order of magnitude,’ …and the problem is increasing. Cohen admits that small amounts of weapons-usable plutonium and highly enriched uranium have already been ‘diverted,’ probably from Russian nuclear facilities, and may soon fall into the hands of terrorists.”

 – Simon Reeve, The New Jackals, Page 257