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October 12, 2006

Dear FOS11 Member,

You are invited to attend a screening of the film Last Best Chance on Friday, October 20th at Columbia University. The Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies (SIWPS) will present a screening of the film, followed by a short question & answer session with terrorism expert and SIPA Professor Reid Sawyer.

Date: October 20, 2006 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Columbia University
               Morningside Heights
               International Affairs Building, Room 1118
Contact: Steve Perez, sap2115@columbia.edu

Last Best Chance is a docudrama that shows the threat posed by vulnerable nuclear weapons and materials around the world and underscores what the stakes are. In the movie, al Qaeda operatives organize three separate operations aimed at getting nuclear weapons. The material is then fabricated into three crude nuclear weapons by small groups of trained terrorists, who have recruited bomb-making experts to help them manufacture their weapons.

Governments around the world discover clues to the plot, but are unable to uncover the scheme before the weapons are en route to their destinations. The film clearly demonstrates that the hardest job for terrorists is gaining control of a nuclear weapon or material. Because the governments had failed to take sufficient action to secure or destroy the nuclear weapons material, they are helpless to prevent an attack.  The film stars Fred Thompson and features an epilogue moderated by Tom Brokaw.

If you want to learn more about the work Families of September 11 and NTI are doing to prevent nuclear terrorism, please visit www.saferworld.org and help us as we are "Turning the D into an A".