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Department of Defense Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,WMD

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/DoD_Strategy_for_Countering_Weapons_of_Mass_Destruction_dated_June_2014.pdf

Seeks to ensure that the U.S. and its allies are neither attacked nor coerced by actors with WMD.  The strategy also establishes countering objectives, defines an approach for achieving them, and identifies essential activities.  From the Department of Defense

 

Studies by Once Top Secret Government Entity Portrayed Terrible Costs of Nuclear War

Categories: History,Nuclear Arms,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb480/

A collection of 12 formerly classified documents dating from the late 1950s and early 1960s which reveal estimates of potential damage from a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.  The documents are mostly summaries from the still-classified full-length reports from the National Security Council’s highly secret Net Evaluation Subcommittee.  From the National Security Archive

 

The Evolution of Cooperative Threat Reduction: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Nuclear Arms,Russia,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43143.pdf

This report summarizes cooperative activities conducted during the full 20 years of U.S. threat reduction and nonproliferation assistance.  Reviews the programs and their funding.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Country Reports on Terrorism 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Terrorism,WMD

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/225045.pdf

Annual report on trends and events in international terrorism including country reports on counterterrorism efforts, terrorist safe havens, terrorist organizations, and the challenge of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorism.  From the State Department

 

Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear Cooperation

Categories: Arms Control,Iran,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Syria,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43480.pdf

Describes the key elements of a nuclear weapons program, reviews the available information regarding cooperation among Iran, North Korea, and Syria on ballistic missiles and nuclear technology, and discusses additional requirements that Congress may wish to impose, especially with regard to executive branch reporting on WMD proliferation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Annual Report on Assistance Related to International Terrorism: Fiscal Year 2013

Categories: Arms Control,Govt Finance,Terrorism,WMD

http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/rpt/221544.htm

Describes U.S. government spending on programs of assistance and training related to countering terrorism.  The spending covers agencies other than the Department of Defense. From the State Department

 

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Committee

Categories: Congress,Crime/Justice,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,WMD

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/140129/clapper.pdf

Testimony on this topic at a Senate hearing in January 2014 by James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence.  From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

 

Syria Completes Destruction Activities to Render Inoperable Chemical Weapons Production Facilities and Mixing/Filling Plants

Categories: Syria,United Nations,WMD

http://www.opcw.org/news/article/syria-completes-destruction-activities-to-render-inoperable-chemical-weapons-production-facilities-a/

Press release on the completion of the work of inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

 

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