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House Committee on Armed Services Nuclear Proliferation ... - IDIA

House Committee on Armed Services Nuclear Proliferation ... - IDIA

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Policy Dilemma ______________________________________________________________ 1 Possible Causes ______________________________________________________________ 3 Lack of Security in Developing States_________________________________________________ 3 Increasing Hostility from Terrorist Organizations ______________________________________ 4 Lack of Secure Entryways and Power Plant Security ____________________________________ 4 Comparison of Causes _____________________________________________________________ 5 Chronology__________________________________________________________________ 6 July 1968: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty_______________________________________ 6 10 March 1978: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act Passed by Congress____________________ 6 1991: The End of the Cold War and New Nuclear Threats _______________________________ 7 22 March 1997: Nuclear Summit between Clinton and Yeltsin ____________________________ 7 December 2001: Nuclear Power Plant Inspection Reveals Security Lapses __________________ 8 8 May 2002: Dirty Bomb Plot Uncovered ______________________________________________ 8 May 2003: al-Qaeda Decrees the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction _____________________ 8 November 2004: Pakistani Nuclear Scientist sells Nuclear Secrets _________________________ 9 1 November 2006: Ex-Russian Spy Radioactively Poisoned _______________________________ 9 July 2006: The Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism __________________________ 10 June 2007: Interrogations Reveal Nuclear Plots _______________________________________ 10 Projections and Implications___________________________________________________ 11 Actors and Interests __________________________________________________________ 11 US Military _____________________________________________________________________ 11 Developing States with Nuclear Capabilities __________________________________________ 13 Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) _____________________________________________ 14 Conclusion _________________________________________________________________ 15 Discussion Questions _________________________________________________________ 16 Bibliography________________________________________________________________ 17 For Further Reading______________________________________________________________ 17 Works Cited_____________________________________________________________________ 18 Works Consulted_________________________________________________________________ 22

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