Accession Number : ADA263851


Title :   The Chemical Weapons Convention: Will it Assure The End of Chemical Warfare?


Descriptive Note : Study project rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Cain, Eddie ; Walsh, Mark W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263851.pdf


Report Date : 22 Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : After more than a generation of negotiations, the Conference on Disarmament (CD) has completed a draft treaty banning the development, production, stockpiling, transfer, and use of chemical weapons (CW). Unfortunately, despite all the successful work put into the CWC it will not, and cannot assure a permanent halt to chemical warfare. This paper analyzes the merits of having a CWC treaty to thwart chemical weapons proliferation. It will offer a way to strengthen the verification regime. Finally, from this analysis, the paper reaches conclusions concerning what CW policy best supports U.S. national interests.


Descriptors :   *ARMS CONTROL , *CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS , *DISARMAMENT , CHEMICAL WARFARE , FOREIGN POLICY , INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , NEGOTIATIONS , TREATIES , VERIFICATION


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE