Weapons of Mass Destruction: Bolstering DHS to Combat Persistent Threats to America, Joint Hearing Before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, One Hundred and Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 14, 2015   [open pdf - 985KB]

This compilation is from the July 14, 2015 hearing "Weapons of Mass Destruction: Bolstering DHS to Combat Persistent Threats to America," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of John Ratcliffe: "Today's threat is illustrated by several evolving situations unfolding across the globe. The current nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran could increase the amount of nuclear material throughout the volatile Middle East if Iran is allowed to retain a certain amount of enriched uranium. Separately, Russia has recently announced it is pulling out of a decades-old Reagan Administration INF [Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces] treaty, which limited the number of nuclear weapons between the two countries. Russia has since moved to modernize and increase its stockpile, thereby making the availability of nuclear and radiological material that much greater. Simultaneously, Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia are building 16 new nuclear plants even as they struggle to battle radical Islamists within their own borders." Statements, letters, and other materials submitted for the record include the following: John Ratcliffe, Martha McSally, Reginald Brothers, Kathryn Brinsfield, Huban Gowadia, Alan D. Cohn, Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, and Warren Stern.

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