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The Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat
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The Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat

The chief threat to the security of the U.S. is no longer a rival superpower. Today, America is immediately threatened by terrorist groups, especially if they seek to use nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons against our nation. Preventing the proliferation of these deadly weapons and their delivery systems, and reducing the number of those already in existence, is therefore a top priority for the Department. The Department is also seeking to bolster the international arms control regimes that counter weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including by pressing for rigorous compliance with their requirements. The security of the U.S. depends upon the vigilance and skill with which the U.S. Government protects its citizens against this dire threat. The Department is a key leader in this struggle.

Key Documents

  
Highlights

Effective Multilateralism: The U.S. Strategy for Dealing with Global Nuclear Proliferation
Address
by Deputy Assistant Secretary Semmel to the National Strategy Forum in Chicago.

The Bush Administration Approach to Combating WMD
Remarks
by Under Secretary Robert Joseph to the Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference.

Applying the Bush Administration's Strategy to Combat WMD to Today's Challenges
Remarks by Under Secretary Robert Joseph to the Fletcher School Conference on the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Cooperation Between the U.S. and Kazakhstan Against the Threat of WMD
Remarks by Under Secretary Robert Joseph at Ulba Blend Down Ceremony in Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan.

  
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