Accession Number:

ADA440613

Title:

Countering Chinese Proliferation Activity

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Control of the proliferation of nuclear technology including fissile material, chemical and biological weapons and their precursors, and ballistic missile delivery systems continues to be a priority for the United States Government. While progress has been made with a number of key countries e.g., Russia, Israel, South Africa, Argentina to control the flow of technologies applicable to weapons of mass destruction WMDs, concrete progress with China remains elusive. China continues to serve as the major source of proliferation concern for the United States. It is imperative that steps be taken to alter Chinese behavior, since a failure to do so places in danger the whole of the Administrations nonproliferation policy. This paper analyzes Chinese behavior, the threat posed to U.S. interests, and proposes a series of short-term steps to move the situation beyond its current impasse and to bring Chinese comportment into line with prevailing world standards.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE