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Evaluation of selected features of U.S. nuclear non-proliferation law and policy

United States. General Accounting Office

Evaluation of selected features of U.S. nuclear non-proliferation law and policy

summary : report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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  • Nuclear nonproliferation -- Law and legislation -- United States

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    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14897063M

      As suggested by the title, arms control had become a significant part of U.S. foreign policy, and many of the essays were now devoted to analyzing how best to balance potential arms control agreements with the Soviet Union with perceived U.S. national security requirements for secure and effective nuclear weapons delivery systems. The book was written to clarify the threat of nuclear proliferation. The author, who is well qualified to speak on arms control, examines the failure of the treaties and agreements that comprise the ''non-proliferation regime,'' particularly the Non-Proliferation Treaty of

    2. KEY PROLIFERATION POLICY QUESTIONS. In this chapter, the committee addresses the first task in the study charge: TASK 1: Identify key proliferation policy questions capable of being answered by a technical assessment of the host-state proliferation risk posed by a given nuclear fuel cycle, and discuss the utility of these questions for informing international nonproliferation policy decisions.   This volume, Nuclear Disarmament, provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear disarmament and a critical assessment of the way forward. Comprising essays by leading scholars on nuclear disarmament, the book highlights arguments in favour and against a world without nuclear weapons (global zero). In doing so, it proposes a new baseline from which an everchanging nuclear .

      The U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy collection provides the first extensive documentary record of the development of U.S. policy in that sphere. Some specific areas of interest to researchers include: (a) a selection of the earliest, previously classified U.S. government assessments of the capabilities of de facto nuclear weapons states and the declaratory statements of U.S. policy. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of is a federal law enacted to provide for more efficient and effective control over the proliferation of nuclear explosive capability. It is the purpose of the act is to promote the policies by.


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