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Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction: Looking Back, Looking Ahead   [open pdf - 505KB]

"Nearly 20 years have passed since the United States began worrying in earnest about the risks of regional weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation. Never have weapons so seldom used commanded such attention for so long. It is one of the more notable continuities across the post-Cold War administrations. Countering WMD: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, the seventh Occasional Paper of the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at the National Defense University, examines the evolution of U.S. perceptions of the WMD threat and major responses to that threat from the Clinton administration to the first few months of the Obama administration. It also considers why our worst fears for WMD use and proliferation have not been realized and anticipates some of the major WMD challenges that lie ahead."

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Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction Occasional Paper 7
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2009-10
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Public Domain
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National Defense University: http://www.ndu.edu/
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