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United States Department of State Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation

Works: 2 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 1,304 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Classifications: JX1974.A1, 338.47355005
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World military expenditures and arms transfers( )

in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adherence to and compliance with arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and commitments by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report -- the August 2005 edition of this Congressionally-mandated report -- reflects the importance the Administration and the U.S. Congress place upon compliance with arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and commitments. Such agreements and commitments only serve the national security interests of the United States if they are fully complied with. Other states' violations of such obligation can present grave threats to our security. For this reason, the United States places a very high priority upon verifying compliance with, and detecting violations of, such agreements and commitments -- as well as upon ensuring that violators promptly return to compliance and that other would-be violators are deterred from breaking their own promises. The United States has had some success in helping bring noncompliant countries back into compliance with their agreements and commitments, and in demonstrating that their return to compliance leads to improved relations with the United States. However, other countries have presented significant compliance problems, which are detailed herein, and of which U.S. decision-makers need to be aware. Particularly in a post-9/11 world in which there exists a very real threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) being used as weapons of terror, it is vital that the international community take all steps necessary to end noncompliance with arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and commitments and ensure that would-be future violators are deterred from taking such a provocative and dangerous course. The urgency of these tasks highlights the importance of the various initiatives President Bush has put forward to enhance compliance enforcement efforts, prevent WMD terrorism, and reduce proliferation risks. This Report contributes toward these goals by highlighting cases of noncompliance or of compliance concern so that policymakers can focus their attention upon returning violators to full compliance as rapidly as possible
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