publication . Thesis . 2000

U.S. assistance in the destruction of Russia's chemical weapons

Mostoller, Eric Charles;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2000
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
The thesis examines the present status of Russia's chemical weapons destruction program, which is to be implemented according to the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). It assesses the magnitude of the challenges in destroying the world's largest chemical weapons stockpile, which is located at seven sites in western Russia. It also evaluates the environmental and international security concerns posed by the conditions at these sites and the disastrous implications of a failure of this chemical demilitarization program. The thesis then investigates the development of the pilot nerve agent destruction facility at Shchuchye, Russia, which has been the primary f...
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