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):

Report Date:

1993-02-22

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE