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Afghanistan and Iraq

Afghanistan and Iraq

Warnings about an insurgency developing in Iraq after the regime fell were largely ignored. Tens, and possibly hundreds, of thousands of Iraqi civilian casualties have resulted, producing a backlash against the United States.

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Biological & Chemical Weapons

Biological and Chemical Weapons

Even though the use of biological weapons was outlawed by the 1925 Geneva Protocol, leading nations around the world have pursued the development and stockpiling of biological weapons throughout the last century.

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Iran

Iran

Iran has been under scrutiny from the international community over its nuclear program. While Iran's intentions are unclear, its failure to declare all nuclear facilities and materials has led to increased concerns.

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Missile Defense

Missile Defense

The American missile defense program is a comprehensive, multi-layered system of systems. Annual funding has increased from $3 billion during the Clinton administration to over $10 billion today.

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National Security Spending

National Security Spending

If Cold War-era thinking is extinct, why have there been so few changes in the allocation of U.S. defense dollars? With its massive budgetary resources, the Pentagon must do a better job of maximizing its return on investment.

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Non-Proliferation

Non-Proliferation

Since entering into force in 1970, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the NPT, has remained the cornerstone of the international nonproliferation regime.

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North Korea

North Korea

North Korea has tested two nuclear devices and is believed to possess enough fissile material for between four to six nuclear weapons. Six-party negotiations over its nuclear programs have been generally unsuccessful.

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Nuclear Terrorism

Nuclear Terrorism

Nuclear terrorism is one of the most serious threats to the security of the United States. The attacks of September 11, 2001 tragically demonstrated the reality of terrorism to the American people.

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Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Weapons

Various important agreements have been negotiated and signed between the United States, Soviet Union (and its successor states), and other parties to reduce global strategic nuclear weapons stockpiles.

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Recent Policy Analysis

Recent Policy Analysis

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