Accession Number : ADA329167

Title :   Cooperative Threat Reduction: Review of DOD's June 1997 Report on Assistance Provided.

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

PDF Url : ADA329167

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Under a 1991 congressional authorization, DOD provides assistance to the newly independent states of Belarus, Kazakstan, Russia, and Ukraine to help them (1) destroy their weapons of mass destruction, (2) safely store and transport the weapons in connection with their destruction, and (3) reduce the risk of such weapons proliferation. Most CTR assistance is provided in the form of goods and services, including equipment, logistics support, materials, and training. Between fiscal years 1992 and 1997, Congress has authorized over $1.8 billion to help DOD achieve CTR objectives. As of July 1997, DOD had obligated over $1.4 billion of these funds. Because DOD is responsible for reporting on the efforts made by the United States to ensure that CTR assistance is appropriately used, its report also includes some information on the science and technology centers and the nuclear material control, accounting, and physical protection (MCA&PP) projects being implemented by the Departments of State and Energy, respectively.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, *NUCLEAR WEAPONS, *MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS, *DETERRENCE, FOREIGN POLICY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES, DESTRUCTION, RUSSIA, FEDERAL LAW, UKRAINE, BELARUS, KAZAKHSTAN.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE