WMD Interdicting the Gravest Danger

Holmes, James R.
February 2005
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2005, Vol. 131 Issue 2, p72
Conference Proceeding
The article discusses the role played by Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) to halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction. A. Q. Khan, the "father" of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program, disclosed he had masterminded an international smuggling network that sold nuclear technology to "rogue regimes." The PSI serves two fundamental purposes. First, it puts buyers and sellers of weapons of mass destruction, delivery systems and weapon-related technology on notice that their activities are more likely to be detected and thwarted. Second, it gives participating nations a way short of regime change to strike at buyers and sellers of these items who are not dissuaded.


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