Proliferation: Threat and Response

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Էջ 61 - Third, isolate and apply pressure on states that sponsor terrorism to force them to change their behavior; and * Fourth, bolster the Counterterrorism capabilities of those countries that work with the United States and require assistance.
Էջ 14 - We judge that an unauthorized or accidental launch of a Russian strategic missile is highly unlikely so long as current technical and procedural safeguards are in place. China. Chinese strategic nuclear doctrine calls for a survivable long-range missile force that can hold a significant portion of the US population at risk in a retaliatory strike.
Էջ 33 - In this volatile region, the proliferation of NBC weapons and the means of delivering them poses a significant challenge to the ability of the United States to achieve these goals.
Էջ 38 - Tehran could deploy a limited number of the Shahab-3 prototype missiles in an operational mode during a perceived crisis situation. In addition, Iran's Defense Minister last year publicly acknowledged the development of the Shahab-4, originally calling it a more capable ballistic missile than the Shahab-3, but later categorizing it as solely a space launch vehicle with no military applications. Iran's Defense Minister also has publicly mentioned plans for a "Shahab 5.
Էջ 61 - States carried out simultaneous strikes against terrorist facilities and infrastructure in Afghanistan. Our forces targeted one of the most active terrorist bases in the world. It contained key elements of the bin Laden network's infrastructure and has served as a training camp for literally thousands of terrorists from around the globe.
Էջ 78 - At that time, we will send copies to interested congressional committees; the Secretary of Defense; the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; the Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, the...
Էջ 56 - In April 2000, the Russians elaborated on this threshold, stating that the Russian Federation retains the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear weapons, or other...
Էջ 10 - We would also seek the complete and verifiable cessation of testing, production and deployment of missiles exceeding the parameters of the Missile Technology Control Regime, and the complete cessation of export sales of such missiles and the equipment and technology associated with them.
Էջ 65 - ... paper" studies that dominate now (40). An experimental approach would require more personnel, funding, and time. RISK ANALYSIS BY FEDERAL AGENCIES Finding: Within the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA...
Էջ 9 - The 1994 Agreed Framework between the United States and North Korea froze nuclear weapons material production at the Yongbyon and Taechon facilities. However, the United States believes North Korea produced and diverted sufficient plutonium for at least one nuclear weapon prior to the agreement. (In any event, North Korea will have to satisfy the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as to its exact plutonium holdings before key nuclear components can be delivered for the two lightwater reactors...

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