Report of Proliferation-Related Acquisition in 1997   [open pdf - 38KB]

The Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) submitted this report in response to a Congressionally directed action in Section 721 of the FY 1997 Intelligence Authorization Act. At the request of the DCI, the DCI Nonproliferation Center (NPC) drafted this report and coordinated it throughout the Intelligence Community. As directed by Section 721, subsection (b) of the Act, it is unclassified. Accordingly, the report does not present the details of the Intelligence Community's assessments of weapons of mass destruction and advanced conventional munitions programs that are available in various classified reports and briefings for the Congress. This report represents only a small part of the extensive interaction between the Intelligence Community and the Congress on nonproliferation issues. This report contains summaries by country of acquisition activities (solicitations, negotiations, contracts, and deliveries) related to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and advanced conventional weapons (ACW) that occurred from 1 January through 31 December 1997. Countries that already have substantial ACW and WMD programs, such as China and Russia, as well as countries that demonstrated little acquisition activity of concern, are excluded from the report.

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