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Title: Proliferation: Threat and response

During the height of the Cold War, the Russian physicist Andre Sakharov said, `Reducing the risk of annihilating humanity in a nuclear war carries an absolute priority over all other considerations.` The end of the Cold War has reduced the threat of global nuclear war, but today a new threat is rising from the global spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Hostile groups and nations have tried - or have been able - to obtain these weapons, the technology, and homegrown ability to make them or ballistic missiles that can deliver the massive annihilation, poison, and death of these weapons hundreds of miles away. For rogue nations, these weapons are a ticket to power, stature, and confidence in regional war.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
418879
Report Number(s):
AD-A--314341/9/XAB
TRN: 63440156
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1996
Research Org:
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
35 ARMS CONTROL; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS; PROLIFERATION; ARMS CONTROL; BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS