AFF/NUCLEAR: WMD DISTRIBUTION IS TAKING PLACE GLOBALLY NOW
THE ATTEMPT TO STOP THE SPREAD OF WMD HAS FAILED ACTIVE DISTRIBUTION TAKES PLACE NOW
Avigdor Haselkorn, author of The Continuing Storm: Iraq, Poisonous Weapons and Deterrence. April 5, 2001 The Ottawa Citizen, SECTION: NEWS, Pg. A15 HEADLINE: World order faces techno terror: The post-Cold War peace is giving way to global anarchy //VT2002acsln
As if this was not enough, a CIA report just delivered to Congress on global proliferation activities implicitly confirms that the United States has lost the struggle to contain the spread of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. The report notes that Russia, China and North Korea are actively assisting countries seeking weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them over long distances. It adds that countries determined to maintain weapons of mass destruction and missile programs have worked to insulate their programs against interdiction and disruption.
MANY NATIONS ARE ASSISTING POTENTIAL WMD STATES IN ACQUIRING NUCLEAR WEAPONS
ANDREW KOCH JDW Staff Reporter February 14, 2001 Jane's Defence Weekly SECTION: HEADLINES; Vol. 35; No. 7 HEADLINE: USA ponders future threats //VT2002acsln
The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) once again also topped the threat list. China, North Korea and Russia remain the three major suppliers of WMD technology, Tenet noted. He said "Russian entities last year continued to supply a variety of ballistic missile-related goods and technical know-how" to China, India and Libya. Moreover, he noted: "the transfer of ballistic missile technology from Russia to Iran was substantial last year", adding "the Russian export control system has been almost non- existent".
For its part, China provided missile technology to Iran, Libya, North Korea and Pakistan. "Chinese assistance has enabled Pakistan to move rapidly toward serial production of solid-propellant missiles," Tenet added, noting CIA concerns that "Pakistan's continued development of the two-stage Shaheen-II [medium-range ballistic missile] will require additional Chinese assistance".
RUSSIAN DEFENSE FIRMS FILL ORDERS FOR MISSILES AND WMD
Vernon Loeb, Washington Post Staff Writer March 12, 2001, The Washington Post SECTION: A SECTION; Pg. A15 HEADLINE: CIA Is Stepping Up Attempts To Monitor Spread of Weapons //VT2002acsln
In discussing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, Tenet singled out the activities of Russian defense firms. He said they supplied ballistic missile technology last year to Iran, India, China and Libya, although he did not name the companies or specify what they sold.
He also said Russia provided assistance to Iran's civilian nuclear program that "could be used to advance its weapons programs as well."
NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY CAN EARN MONEY, AND MANY ASIAN NATIONS ARE BUYING
JK DUTT, retired Lieutenant-Colonel, Indian Army, March 28, 2001 THE STATESMAN (INDIA) HEADLINE: Imponderables of a nuclear race //VT2002acsln
Third, nuclear technology makes for good revenue earning. China, North Korea and Russia are conveniently supplementing their economy by well-founded sales of nuclear know-how to many client-nations who can afford to buy the costly knowhow.
Many west Asian nouveau riche nations are leading procurers of the gamut of nuclear inputs. So, the number of threshold nuclear states in the world is bound to increase over time. Nuclear arms applicants have at the same time deviated from the general conception of mass destruction in its comprehended sense as witnessed at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
GLOBALIZATION HAS MADE WMD AVAILABLE TO ALL WHO WANT THEM
Robert Ellsworth & Dimitri Simes, vice chairman and president of The Nixon Center, January 18, 2001 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel SECTION: NEWS; Pg. 14A HEADLINE: New administration meets a new world order //VT2002acsln
The so-called global village -- absent commonly accepted rules of the game or common culture but featuring instantaneous communications, volatile financial markets and billions of have-nots -- has opened a truly global arms bazaar that may make weapons of mass destruction available not only to governments but also to any radical faction with access to sufficient funds. We must have new procedures and institutions to manage this transformation.