Accession Number : ADA298407

Title :   Russian Nuclear Weapons: U. S. Implementation of the Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act of 1991.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA298407

Report Date : 27 JUL 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This statement for the record discusses the results of the General Accounting Office's (GAO) work on the implementation of the Soviet Nuclear Threat Reduction Act of 1991. The act represents an important effort to respond to risks and opportunities presented by the collapse of the Soviet Union. Through the act, the Congress authorized use of $400 million to facilitate, on a priority basis, the transportation, storage, safeguarding, and destruction of Soviet nuclear, chemical, and other weapons and to help prevent proliferation. In discussions with the Russians after the act was passed, the executive branch has sought to explore options aimed at speeding the pace of Russian nuclear weapons dismantlement. (KAR) P. 2

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WEAPONS, *USSR, *DISARMAMENT, WEAPONS, NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, CONGRESS, MONITORING, REDUCTION, THREAT EVALUATION, MONITORS, STORAGE, FEDERAL LAW.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE