Report on Activities and Programs for Countering Proliferation and NBC Terrorism. Executive Summary
COUNTERPROLIFERATION PROGRAM REVIEW COMMITTEE WASHINGTON DC
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In the 1994 National Defense Authorization Act NDAA as amended, Congress directed that the Counterproliferation Program Review Committee CPRC be established to review activities and programs related to countering proliferation within the Department of Defense DoD Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD, Joint Chiefs of Staff JCS, Commanders in ChiefCINCs, and Services, Department of Energy DOE, and the U.S. intelligence community IC. The high-level national commitment to countering proliferation threats is reflected in the CPRCs membership. It is chaired by the Secretary of Defense SECDEF and composed of the Secretary of Energy as vice chair, the Director of Central Intelligence DCI, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff CJCS. The CPRC is chartered to make and implement recommendations regarding interdepartmental activities and programs to address short- falls in existing and programmed capabilities to counter the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical NBC weapons of mass destruction WMD and their means of delivery NBCM. In the 1997 NDAA, Congress broadened the CPRCs responsibilities and specified that the CPRC add to its mandate the review of activities and programs of the CPRC-represented organizations related to countering paramilitary and terrorist NBC threats. The findings and recommendations of the CPRCs annual review for 2001 are presented in this, its eighth annual report to Congress.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Unconventional Warfare