Accession Number : ADA328388

Title :   Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and International Insecurity: NATO's Approach to a New Threat,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Borner, Karl H.

PDF Url : ADA328388

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : In present discussions on international security the issue of 'Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)' plays an important role. The problem itself is not a new one. However, the problem is of increasing importance due to various traditional and current risks. To clearly define and control these risks is getting more complicated since the clear cut international structures of the 'Cold War' era no longer exist. NATO addressed the problem in the 'Alliance New Strategic Concept' in 1991 as a challenge and a risk to international security without defining the particular competence of NATO in this field. However, the Alliance obliged itself to continue and strengthen cooperative efforts to prevent or reverse proliferation. For this purpose in 1994 NATO established working groups to examine the implications of proliferation for the defense planning and capabilities of NATO and its members and to consider what measures can be taken in the defense field. The working groups are tasked to accomplish their mission by summer of 1996.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, *NATO, *MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS, WEAPONS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, RISK, DECISION MAKING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, THREATS, DESTRUCTION, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, COLD WAR, DEFENSE PLANNING, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Warfare
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE