Alan M. Pearson has been appointed as the Director of the Biological and Chemical Weapons Control Program at the Center.
The Working Group, founded in 1989, has joined the Center’s newly expanded program on biological and chemical weapons control.
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation criticized the federal government today for undercutting its own non-proliferation and homeland security policies by selling equipment that can be used to make biological weapons.
The United States does not know exactly what chemical or biological weapons Iraq possesses and does not know exactly what their impact would be on U.S. forces; but Iraq is limited in its delivery capability.
In the interest of national and global security, the United States and all of its allies must uphold the standards of international behavior that they seek to enforce and must not use chemical incapacitating agents or chemical riot control agents in the war with Iraq.