Accession Number : ADA326544

Title :   The Threat of Nuclear Movement.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Paine, Gerald M.

PDF Url : ADA326544

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : While weapons of mass destruction (WMD) include biological, chemical and nuclear material, this paper will focus on the nuclear component. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, nuclear material was left throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). As these new states focused on economic and social issues, security and safety of nuclear material became secondary. This change in focus has provided conditions for the illicit movement of nuclear material and expertise. CIS admissions that illegal movement has occurred have been limited; however, material and technical expertise has been found in numerous locations. The United States and Russia have initiated many notable programs, but the potential exists for continual illicit movement. As such, continual emphasis needs to be placed on stemming the movement of nuclear material and expertise.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WEAPONS, *THREAT EVALUATION, NATIONAL SECURITY, ECONOMIC IMPACT, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), FISSIONABLE MATERIALS, RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, AREA SECURITY, REACTOR FUELS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, SMUGGLING, CIS, NUCLEAR PHYSICS LABORATORIES.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE