Special Edition 1996
Volume X, SE
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Going Strong after four years
Weapons-Grade Fissile Materials: The Most Serious Threat to US National Security Today?
by Colonel Guy B. Roberts, USMC
The breakup of the Soviet Union left nuclear material scattered throughout the Newly
Independent States and increased the potential for the theft of those materials, and for
organized criminals to enter the nuclear smuggling business.
Proliferation and Organized Crime: Russian Military Dimensions
by Graham H. Turbiville, Jr.
While military and law enforcement specialists assessed weapons trafficking throughout
most of the postWorld War II years in a cold war context, the dissolution of the Soviet
Union at the end of 1991 marked a watershed for an already serious problem.
Views on Information-Based Warfare
by Timothy L. Thomas
The availability of pirated technology will allow Russia to quickly catch and perhaps
surpass even our own technological competency in some areas. In the information age, there
is little room for complacency.
for Coping with Enemy Weapons of Mass Destruction
by Dr Barry R. Schneider
Just who are these NASTIs who have emerged to provide us with a new set of threats to
without the United States? Prospects for European Defense Cooperation after the 1996
European Union Intergovernmental Conference
by Charles Krupnick
This article provides a brief history of autonomous European defense efforts and focuses
on the next big opportunity for institutional change in Europe, the 1996 EU
intergovernmental conference (IGC).
from the Kriegsakademie: A Reflection of the Present? A Road Map for the Future?
by Oberstleutnant Peter F. Hauser, GAF
Major John C. Orndorff, USAF
Lt Colonel John C. Rawls, USAF
The rapidity and global nature of today's change, coupled with new military technologies,
give the impression that we-like the characters in Star Trek-are
"boldly going where no one has gone before."
New Germany and Nuclear Weapons: Options for the Future
by Major Mark N. Gose, USAF
One of the more sensitive aspects of this discussion deals with the issue of whether
German motivations for obtaining nuclear weapons in the future exist or may develop. This
issue is particularly relevant in light of the ongoing withdrawal of US forces from Europe
in general and from Germany in particular.
and Russian Military Professionalism: Why Full NATO Partnership is Still a Long Way Off
by Major Marybeth Peterson Ulrich, USAF
Indeed, NATO was created to thwart the spread of authoritarianism westward from Moscow,
but the fall of communism presented the alliance with the opportunity to weigh the costs
and benefits of expanding toward its former enemies.
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