Nonproliferation and Threat Reduction Assistance

Nonproliferation and Threat Reduction Assistance

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Congress passed the Nunn-Lugar amendment, authorizing U.S. threat reduction assistance to the former Soviet Union, in Nov. 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 to over $1 billion/year across 3 agencies. It has also evolved from an emergency response to impending chaos in the Soviet Union, to a more comprehensive threat reduction and non-proliferation effort, to a broader program seeking to keep nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons from leaking into the hands of rogue nations or terrorists. This report discusses issues related to U.S. non-proliferation and threat reduction assistance. Illus.The need to negotiate umbrella agreements with Russia, and to establish a a€œ culture of cooperation, a€ was a key reason for the ... The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. ... January 10, 2001. rusrpt.pdf; Controlling Nuclear Warheads and Materials: A ... Project on Managing the Atom.

Title:Nonproliferation and Threat Reduction Assistance
Author: Amy F. Woolf
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-06

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