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Diversion of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Expertise from the Former Soviet Union

National Security Research Division

Diversion of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Expertise from the Former Soviet Union

Understanding an Evolving Problem

by National Security Research Division

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Published by Rand National Security Research Division .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military - Biological & Chemical Warfare,
  • History - Military / War

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages58
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8188469M
    ISBN 100833037587
    ISBN 109780833037589

    (3) by establishing programs for safeguarding against the proliferation of nuclear, biological, chemical, and other weapons of the independent states of the former Soviet Union; (4) by establishing programs for preventing diversion of weapons-related scientific and technical expertise of the independent states to terrorist groups or to third. the Soviet Union’s nuclear and other weapons of mass destruc-tion posed to the United States. As the Soviet Union has col-lapsed, however, fears have arisen concerning the spread of nu-clear materials, technology, expertise, or actual weapons to other countries or to subnational groups.

    Diversion of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Expertise from the Former Soviet Union: Understanding an Evolving Problem About RAND Reports Quality Standards. (A) the transportation, storage, safeguarding, and destruction of nuclear and other weapons of the independent states of the former Soviet Union, including the safe and secure storage of fissile materials, dismantlement of missiles and launchers, and the elimination of chemical and biological weapons .

    However, the possibility of biological or chemical terrorism should not be ignored, especially in light of events during the past 10 years (e.g., the sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway [1] and the discovery of military bioweapons programs in Iraq and the former Soviet Union [2]). Preparing the nation to address this threat is a formidable. Support for science and technology centers in the independent states of the former Soviet Union, as authorized by section (a)(5) of the FREEDOM Support Act (22 U.S.C. (a)(5)) and section (b) [former 22 U.S.C. (b)] of the Former Soviet Union Demilitarization Act of (title XIV of Public Law –, 22 U.S.C. et seq.


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Diversion of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Expertise from the Former Soviet Union Understanding an Evolving Problem John V.

Parachini, David E. Mosher, John Baker, Keith Crane, Michael Chase, Michael Daugherty Prepared for the United States Department of Energy Approved for public release; distribution unlimited.

Diversion of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Expertise from the Former Soviet Union Understanding an Evolving Problem by John V.

Parachini, David E. Mosher, John C. Baker, Keith Crane, Diversion of Nuclear S. Chase, Michael DaughertyCited by: 2.

Diversion of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons expertise from the former Soviet Union: Biological an evolving problem. [John Parachini; Rand Corporation.; United States. Diversion of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Expertise from the Former Soviet Union: Understanding an Evolving Problem Assesses the threat of diversion of expertise and sensitive information from the weapons complexes of the former Soviet Union.

How should the nuclear, chemical and biological weapons facilities, materiel, weapons stockpiles and expertise in the Former Soviet Union be managed for national and world security. The former Soviet Union remains one of the two foremost nuclear powers in the world, despite its destabilized political environment and poor economic outlook.

Reference: Tacit knowledge and the biological weapons regime Diversion of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Expertise from the Former Soviet Union. Diversion of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Expertise from the Former Soviet Union: Understanding an Evolving Problem Article Three Years After: Next Steps in the War on Terror.

1 Steve Bowman of the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division contributed to the analysis in this report. 2 Nuclear and biological weapons can cause massive casualties and other damage.

The effects of chemical weapons are generally c onfined to smaller geographic areas and cause fewer casualties but can create panic in a poorly protected population. military bioweapons programs in Iraq and the former Soviet Union [2]).

Preparing the nation to address this threat is a formidable challenge, but the consequences of being unprepared could be devastating. The public health infrastructure must be prepared to prevent illness and injury that would result from biological and chemical terrorism,File Size: KB.

A biological weapons facility was established in Sverdlovsk. The first smallpox weapons factory in the Soviet Union was established in in the city of Zagorsk, close to Moscow. It was produced by injecting small amounts of the virus into chicken eggs.

The spread of weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical, biological weapons) into the hands of more actors Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) of created a framework for controlling the spread of nuclear materials and expertise.

Chemical Weapons Many of the Soviet-era chemical and biological weapon programs date from an 17 August decree of the CPSU Central Committee and the USSR Council of Ministers, which directed preparations for chemical-biological war. nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and may now include For purposes of this paper, chemical weapons are limited to lethal some novel weapons as well.

The use of weapons of mass destruc-agents such as nerve, blood, and blister gases. We have no evidence tion requires special release procedures andaoliticalidecision at. (1) by supporting the dismantlement and destruction of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, their delivery systems, and conventional weapons; (2) by supporting bilateral and multilateral efforts to halt the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, their delivery systems, related technologies, and other weapons, including activities such as   The origins of the biological weapons program of the former Soviet Union stretch back to statements by Lenin, and experimental work was under way by the late s.

The modern era was ushered in, however, only with the postwar military building program, which established infrastructure for research, development, testing, production, and. Diversion of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Expertise from the Former Soviet Union: Understanding an Evolving Problem.

Assesses the threat of diversion of expertise and sensitive information from the weapons complexes of the former Soviet Union. Bechtel’s work in the former Soviet republics.

After the fall of the Soviet Union in the early s, Pervomaysk was home to a missile base storing 80 SS intercontinental ballistic missiles in underground silos. These nuclear weapons had an operational range of 10, kilometers (6, miles) and each one was aimed at, and capable of.

The reservations were dropped on Janu Russia is also party to the Biological Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention.

The Soviet Union had a peak stockpile of 45, nuclear warheads in It is estimated that from to the Soviet Union produced approximat nuclear fusion weapon test: Aug Since the early s, the United States has been concerned about the diversion of expertise and sensitive information from the nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons complexes of the Author: Sharon K.

Weiner. They also pose an indirect threat as a possible source of chemical and biological weapons expertise or materials to other national or terrorist programs. efforts in the former Soviet Union. CTR provides funding and expertise for states in the former Soviet Union (including Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan) to decommission nuclear, biological, and chemical weapon stockpiles, as agreed by the Soviet Union under disarmament treaties such as SALT I.

This funding totaled million dollars a year for a total of four years.Nuclear weapons have enormous destructive power, which makes the containment of nuclear-weapons capability crucially important.

Canada, anticipates that G8 nations will spend a total of $20 billion over ten years to secure and destroy nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and materials in the former Soviet Union. 6.biological warfare. The Former Soviet Union The origins of the biological weapons program of the former Soviet Union stretch back to statements by Lenin, and experimental work was under way by the late s.

The modern era was ushered in, however, only with the postwar military building program, which established.