"I believe the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction presents the greatest threat that the world has ever known. We are finding more and more countries who are acquiring technology--not only missile technology--and are developing chemical weapons and biological weapons capabilities to be used in theater and also on a long-range basis. So I think that is perhaps the greatest threat that any of us will face in the coming years."

(from Secretary Cohen’s confirmation hearing - January 1997)


The Report

The November 25 News Release

The November 25 Press Briefing Transcript

Press Briefing Slides


Related Links:

Documents relating to counterproliferation, the Counterproliferation Program Review Committee’s Report on Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation and NBC Terrorism, May 1997, and the March 1997 Department of Defense Nuclear/Biological/Chemical (NBC) Defense Annual Report to Congress may be found at:  Acquisition and Technology (Counterproliferation)

Domestic Preparedness in the Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Quadrennial Defense Review, May 1997

Proliferation: Threat and Response (1996)

Updated: 16 Jun 1998