Accession Number : ADA310250

Title :   Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation.

Corporate Author : COUNTERPROLIFERATION PROGRAM REVIEW COMMITTEE WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : Congress directed, in the 1995 National Defense Authorization Act, that the CPRC be established to review activities and programs related to countering proliferation within the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Intelligence, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(JCS). This high level national commitment to counter proliferation threats is reflected in the CPRC's membership. It is chaired by the Secretary of Defense, and composed of the Secretary of Energy (as Vice Chairman), the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff(CJCS). The CPRC is chartered to make recommendations relative to modifications in programs required to address shortfalls in existing and programmed capabilities to counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The CPRC is also tasked to assess progress toward implementing its previous recommendations and the recommendations of its predecessor, the Nonproliferation Program Review Committee (NPRC). This report presents the findings and recommendations of the CPRC's annual review for 1996.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, WEAPONS, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, THREATS, MODIFICATION, MASS, DESTRUCTION, SHORTAGES, COUNTERMEASURES.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

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