Nonproliferation Issues for Weapons of Mass Destruction provides an understanding of WMD proliferation risks by bridging complex technical and political issues. The text begins by defining the world conditions that foster proliferation, followed by an analysis of characteristics of various classes of WMDs, including nuclear, biological, and chemica

Introduction. What Is a Weapon of Mass Destruction? Characteristics of Nuclear Weapons. Characteristics of Biological Weapons. Characteristics of Chemical Weapons. Effectiveness of Arms Control. The Future of Weapons of Mass Destruction. What Can Be Done To Limit the Impact of WMDs?