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dc.contributor.advisorLavoy, Peter R.
dc.contributor.authorTalay, Brian J.
dc.dateDecember, 1996
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-30T22:04:42Z
dc.date.available2013-04-30T22:04:42Z
dc.date.issued1996-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/32043
dc.description.abstractThe proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles is now one of the greatest threats to the United States and its allies. Efforts to contain WMD proliferation, particularly the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), have had limited success and must be improved to deal with new arms proliferation challenges. This thesis examines the case of Iraq to assess the performance of the missile nonproliferation regime since 1970. By analyzing the methods used by Iraq to obtain missile systems and missile technology, this thesis assesses the ability of the international community to prevent ballistic missile proliferation. Understanding Iraq's past capabilities as well as its post-war efforts to rebuild weapons programs and procurement networks, this thesis provides suggestions for improving the regime's performance. This thesis finds that (1) prior to 1992 the MTCR failed in its attempts to prevent proliferation; (2) the existence of the MTCR, while necessary to slow proliferation, is not sufficient to prevent proliferation; and (3) additional enforcement is needed to counter WMD acquisition by resourceful and determined states.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/preventingballis1094532043
dc.format.extentxii, 102 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titlePreventing ballistic missile proliferation: lessons from Iraqen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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