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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2001
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Nuclear Weapons: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Date: January 11, 2001
Creator: Medalia, Jonathan
Description: None
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Iran: Arms and Technology Acquisitions

Iran: Arms and Technology Acquisitions

Date: January 26, 2001
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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China's Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Current Policy Issues

China's Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Current Policy Issues

Date: May 16, 2001
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: This report provides a brief background analysis and recent developments regarding China’s Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles. The report includes topics such as: Recent Proliferation Transfers, chemical, nuclear, and missile technology sales to Iran, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, trade controls, nonproliferation and arms control.
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Taiwan: Annual Arms Sales Process

Taiwan: Annual Arms Sales Process

Date: June 5, 2001
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: None
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Navy Network-Centric Warfare Concept: Key Programs and Issues for Congress

Navy Network-Centric Warfare Concept: Key Programs and Issues for Congress

Date: June 6, 2001
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: None
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National Missile Defense: Russia's Reaction

National Missile Defense: Russia's Reaction

Date: August 10, 2001
Creator: Woolf, Amy F
Description: None
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Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Missiles: The Current Situation and Trends

Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Missiles: The Current Situation and Trends

Date: August 10, 2001
Creator: Shuey, Robert
Description: None
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Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1993-2000

Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1993-2000

Date: August 16, 2001
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F
Description: This report is prepared annually to provide unclassified quantitative data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the United States and foreign countries for the preceding eight calendar years. Some general data are provided on worldwide conventional arms transfers, but the principal focus is the level of arms transfers by major weapons suppliers to nations in the developing world. The data in the report illustrate how global patterns of conventional arms transfers have changed in the post-Cold War and post-Persian Gulf War years.
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China: Possible Missile Technology Transfers from U.S. Satellite Export Policy - Actions and Chronology

China: Possible Missile Technology Transfers from U.S. Satellite Export Policy - Actions and Chronology

Date: September 5, 2001
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: This CRS Report discusses security concerns, significant congressional and administration action, and a comprehensive chronology pertaining to satellite exports to the PRC. The report discusses issues for U.S. foreign and security policy (including that on China and weapons nonproliferation), such as: What are the benefits and costs of satellite exports to China for U.S. economic and security interests? Should the United States continue, change, or cease the policy in place since the Reagan Administration that has allowed exports of satellites to China (for its launch and – increasingly – for its use)? Etc.
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Biological and Chemical Weapons: Criminal Sanctions and Federal Regulations

Biological and Chemical Weapons: Criminal Sanctions and Federal Regulations

Date: September 13, 2001
Creator: Jennings, Christopher Alan
Description: Various federal regulations and criminal sanctions apply to biological and chemical weapons. Some of the provisions are broadly drafted, covering biological and chemical weapons as well as other controlled material and technology. Some focus on biological and chemical weapons as such. Recent anti-terrorism legislation, Public Law 107-56, amended many of these provisions, broadening the scope criminal sanctions relating to the use of biological and chemical weapons and materials. This report outlines provisions criminalizing certain uses of biological and chemical weapons, and references other relevant domestic and international material.
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Nuclear Sanctions: Section 102(b) of the Arms Export Control Act and Its Application to India and Pakistan

Nuclear Sanctions: Section 102(b) of the Arms Export Control Act and Its Application to India and Pakistan

Date: October 5, 2001
Creator: Grimmett, Jeanne J
Description: None
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China's Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Current Policy Issues

China's Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles: Current Policy Issues

Date: October 30, 2001
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: This report provides a brief background analysis and recent developments regarding China’s Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missiles. The report includes topics such as: Recent Proliferation Transfers, chemical, nuclear, and missile technology sales to Iran, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, trade controls, nonproliferation and arms control.
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Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990

Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990

Date: October 31, 2001
Creator: Kan, Shirley A
Description: None
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F-22 Raptor Aircraft Program

F-22 Raptor Aircraft Program

Date: November 5, 2001
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: This report discusses the background information, analysis and the recent developments in the F-22 Raptor Aircraft Program. The F-22 program raises questions about its cost and the need for this aircraft, the capabilities it would have, and the number of these planes needed to meet military requirements. The F-22 has had strong congressional support, although some have criticized the program on grounds of cost, requirements, and coordination with other tactical aircraft programs. Deletion of procurement funds in the FY2000 defense appropriation bill passed by the House made the future of the program a major issue for House and Senate conferees in 1999.
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Nuclear Weapons in Russia: Safety, Security, and Control Issues

Nuclear Weapons in Russia: Safety, Security, and Control Issues

Date: November 5, 2001
Creator: Woolf, Amy F
Description: None
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Tactical Aircraft Modernization: Issues for Congress

Tactical Aircraft Modernization: Issues for Congress

Date: November 5, 2001
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: None
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V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

Date: November 5, 2001
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: None
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China's Foreign Conventional Arms Acquisitions: Background and Analysis

China's Foreign Conventional Arms Acquisitions: Background and Analysis

Date: November 6, 2001
Creator: Kan, Shirley A; Bolkcom, Christopher & O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report examines the major, foreign conventional weapon systems that China has acquired or has committed to acquire since 1990, with particular attention to implications for U.S. security concerns. It is not the assumption of this report that China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), will engage in conflict with other forces in Asia. Nonetheless, since the mid-1990s, there has been increasing concern about China’s assertiveness in Asia and greater threats against Taiwan.
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The Department of Energy's Tritium Production Program

The Department of Energy's Tritium Production Program

Date: November 8, 2001
Creator: Rowberg, Richard E
Description: Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen used to enhance the explosive yield of every thermonuclear weapon. Tritium has a radioactive decay rate of 5.5% per year and has not been produced in this country for weapons purposes since 1988. To compensate for decay losses, tritium levels in the existing stockpile are being maintained by recycling and reprocessing it from dismantled nuclear weapons. To maintain the nuclear weapons stockpile at the level called for in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) II (not yet in force), however, a new tritium source would be needed by the year 2011. If the START I stockpile levels remain the target, as is now the case, tritium production would be needed by 2005.
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The National Ignition Facility: Management, Technical, and Other Issues

The National Ignition Facility: Management, Technical, and Other Issues

Date: November 8, 2001
Creator: Rowberg, Richard E
Description: None
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Chemical Weapons Convention: Issues for Congress

Chemical Weapons Convention: Issues for Congress

Date: November 13, 2001
Creator: Bowman, Steven R
Description: The Convention provides the most extensive and intrusive verification regime of any arms control treaty, extending its coverage to not only governmental but also civilian facilities. The Convention also requires export controls and reporting requirements on chemicals that can be used as warfare agents and their precursors. The CWC establishes the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to oversee the Convention's implementation. Chemical Weapons Convention implementing legislation, as S. 610, passed the Senate unanimously on May 23, 1997. This legislation, which was an amendment in the nature of a substitute reported from the Judiciary Committee, provides the statutory authority for domestic compliance with the Convention's provisions. It sets criminal and civil penalties for the development, production, acquisition, stockpiling, transfer, possession, or use of chemical weapons.
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Nuclear Weapons in Russia: Safety, Security, and Control Issues

Nuclear Weapons in Russia: Safety, Security, and Control Issues

Date: December 5, 2001
Creator: Woolf, Amy F
Description: None
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