PROLIFERATION:

THREAT AND RESPONSE

 

"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

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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