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Proliferation Complexity: The Intersection of Policy, Operations, Media, Intelligence, and Science   [open pdf - 269KB]

"From 7-9 July 2009, government officials, civilian analysts, military officers, academics, and security experts gathered at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School for the sixth annual Monterey Proliferation Seminar. The seminar addressed the topic of 'Proliferation Complexity: The Intersection of Policy, Operations, Media, Intelligence, and Science.' The Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Advanced Systems and Concepts Office (DTRA-ASCO) sponsored the event, which was hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) Center for Contemporary Conflict (CCC) in cooperation with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). This report is intended to serve as an aide memoir for participants of the conference, and presents the range of issues discussed and the nature of those discussions. The conference was held under the 'Chatham House Rule,' meaning that individuals spoke on a not-for-attribution basis, in order to encourage lively discussion and debate. The report therefore does not include all presentations, particularly those that contained classified material. Panel summaries are intended to provide an overall sense of the discussion topics, but do not comprehensively address the topics discussed or indicate agreement on the listed topics amongst conference participants. Two graduate students from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Daniel Cunningham and Daniel Johnson, were the rapporteurs for the conference and compiled this report." Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.

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2009
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James Martin Center for Nonproliferation. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit. Downloaded or retrieved via external web link as part of the PASCC collection.
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James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies: http://cns.miis.edu/
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Monterey Proliferation Seminar. Monterey, CA. July 7-9, 2009
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