Cooperative Threat Reduction: Evolution, Issues, Programs

Rachel D. Burke (Editor)

Series: Defense, Security and Strategies
BISAC: POL012000



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The United States uses a number of policy tools to address the threat of attack using chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons. These include a set of financial and technical programs known, variously, as cooperative threat reduction (CTR) programs, nonproliferation assistance, or, global security engagement. Congress has supported these programs over the years, but has raised a number of questions about their implementation and their future direction.

Over the years, the CTR effort shifted from an emergency response to impending chaos in the Soviet Union to a broader program seeking to keep CBRN weapons away from rogue nations or terrorist groups. It has also grown from a DOD-centered effort to include projects funded by the Department of Defense (DOD), the State Department, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This book summarizes cooperative activities conducted during the full 20 years of U.S. threat reduction and nonproliferation assistance. It also provides basic information on the Global Security Contingency Fund (GSCF) legislation.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - The Evolution of Cooperative Threat Reduction: Issues for Congress (pp. 1-72)
Mary Beth D. Nikitin and Amy F. Woolf

Chapter 2 - Statement of Rebecca K. C. Hersman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Department of Defense. Hearing on ''Proliferation Prevention Programs at the Department of Energy and at the Department of Defense'' (pp. 73-88)

Chapter 3 - Statement of Kenneth A. Myers III, Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Defense. Hearing on ''Proliferation Prevention Programs at the Department of Energy and at the Department of Defense'' (pp. 89-102)

Chapter 4 - The Global Nuclear Detection Architecture: Issues for Congress (pp. 103-130)
Dana A. Shea

Chapter 5 - Global Security Contingency Fund: Summary and Issue Overview (pp. 131-150)
Nina M. Serafino


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