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Accession Number ADA584467
Title Nonproliferation and Threat Reduction Assistance: U.S. Programs in the Former Soviet Union.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 68p
Personal Author A. F. Woolf
Abstract Congress passed the Nunn-Lugar amendment, authorizing U.S. threat reduction assistance to the former Soviet Union, in November 1991, after a failed coup in Moscow and the disintegration of the Soviet Union raised concerns about the safety and security of Soviet nuclear weapons. The annual program has grown from $400 million in the DoD budget to over $1 billion per year across three agencies -- DoD, DOE, and the State Department. It also has evolved from an emergency response to impending chaos in the Soviet Union, to a more comprehensive threat reduction and nonproliferation effort, to a broader program seeking to keep nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons from leaking out of the former Soviet Union and into the hands of rogue nations or terrorist groups, to a global program to address the threat of weapons of mass destruction. Analysts have debated numerous issues related to U.S. nonproliferation and threat reduction assistance. These include questions about the coordination of and priority given to these programs in the U.S. government, questions about Russia's willingness to provide the United States with access to its weapons facilities, questions about the President's ability to waive certification requirements so that the programs can go forward, and questions about the need to expand the efforts into a global program that receives funding from numerous nations and possibly extends assistance to others outside the former Soviet Union.
Keywords Arms control
Belarus
Biological warfare agents
Border security
Chemical warfare agents
Cooperative threat reduction program
Demilitarization
Destruction
Export controls
Fissionable materials
Global threat reduction
International science and technology centers
Kazakhstan
Legislation
Mass destruction weapons
Nonproliferation of wmd expertise
Nuclear weapons
Proliferation prevention
Russia
Security
Storage
Transportation
Ukraine
United states government

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
74D - Chemical, Biological, & Radiological Warfare
74H - Nuclear Warfare
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Congressional rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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