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Sustainable WMD Nonproliferation Strategy for East Africa: Connecting the WMD Nonproliferation Agenda with Local Border Security Needs to Achieve Mutually Beneficial Outcomes   [open pdf - 3MB]

"Over the course of the last 60 years, the international community built a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) nonproliferation regime aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and the Conventions on Chemical and Biological Weapons are key pillars of that regime. More recent additions include such measures as United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 and the Proliferation Security Initiative. Despite the myriad of national and international measures to prevent the spread of WMD, there are significant problems on the horizon. Like his predecessors, President Barack Obama has stated unequivocally that the American people face no greater danger than a terrorist attack with a nuclear weapon. He has further asserted that the success in preventing terrorist acquisition of a WMD depends upon broad consensus of all nations. Many other world leaders have joined President Obama in his call to action." 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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