Accession Number:

ADA456421

Title:

Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)

Descriptive Note:

CRS Report to Congress

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-14

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The Proliferation Security Initiative PSI is now three years old. Initially, 11 nations pledged their cooperation in interdicting shipments of weapons of mass destruction-related WMD materials more than 70 nations now support PSI. Many observers believe PSI s strengthened political commitment of like-minded states to follow through is a successful approach to countering proliferation, although details about PSI are sketchy. The 109th Congress has introduced eight bills supporting PSI. The State Department credits PSI with halting 11 WMD-related transfers from 2004 to 2005, and more than 2 dozen from 2005 to 2006. This report will be updated as needed.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Civil Defense
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE