S. Hrg. 105-183: Chemical Weapons Convention: Hearing before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, April 8, 9, 15, and 17, 1997   [open pdf - 2MB]

S. Hrg. 105-183: This hearing examines the national security implications of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Testimony addresses compliance with the Convention, the possibility of "cheating," and the difficulty of monitoring the production of these weapons by states most likely to use chemical weapons. Opponents of the CWC maintain that the convention will facilitate rogue nations' access to chemical weapons manufacturing information. Supporters of the CWC claim that the convention is necessary for preserving peace and protecting Americans from potential chemical weapons threats. Statements, letters, and material submitted for the record include those of the following: April 8, 1997: Donald Rumsfeld, James R. Schlesinger, Richard B. Cheney, Caspar Weinberger, and Madeline Korbel Albright. April 9, 1997: Douglas J. Feith, Fred C. Ikle, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Richard N. Perle, Edward L. Rowny, Brent Scowcroft, and E.R. Zumwalt, Jr. April 15, 1997: Kathleen C. Bailey, Paul L. Eisman, Robert W. Roten, Malcolm S. Forbes, Jr., Ralph V. Johnson, Kevin L. Kearns, Bruce Merrifield, and William A. Reinsch, Wayne Spears, and Frederick Webber. April 17, 1997: Porter J. Goss, Ronald F. Lehman, William Ordom, and Edward J. O'Malley. Document also contains Conditions to the Chemical Weapons Convention, the Center for Security Policy's "Case Against the Chemical Weapons Convention, 'Truth and Consequences,'" Empower America's "False Promises, Fatal Flaws: The Chemical Weapons Convention," Letters and other material submitted both in support of and in opposition to the CWC, and the text for a 1994 statement by Ronald Lehman before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Committee.

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