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In the debate on September 30, 2004 between President George W. Bush and Democratic challenger Sen. John F. Kerry, both candidates agreed that the "single most serious threat to the national security of the United States" is, in the words of President Bush: "weapons of mass destruction in the hands of a terrorist network." President Bush also claimed that countering nuclear "proliferation is one of the centerpieces of a multi-prong strategy to make the country safer."  

 

However, existing programs to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and other WMD have lagged behind benchmarks. Securing loose nukes and weapons-grade uranium in the former Soviet Union and other locations around the globe is a national security priority that deserves stronger action. Read more about the necessary effort to protect America from the thread of WMD--nuclear, chemical, and biological--in the hands of terrorists.

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8.23.06 Kazakhstan Vows Continued Nonproliferation Support (NTI.org) Read Article

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