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As the NPR has been implemented over the last five years and the United States has decreased its emphasis on nuclear weapons while increasing its investment in advanced conventional weapons, Russia and China have responded in ways that the US government may not have anticipated.
While some commentators argued that nuclear weapons were still necessary to prevent nuclear attacks, and others contended that conventional weapons were "the only credible deterrent" even against nuclear threats, almost all agreed that technologically advanced conventional weapons could now take the place of nuclear weapons in many missions.
* The Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund (NDF) supports programs to halt the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), their delivery systems, and advanced conventional weapons systems, with particular emphasis on denying such weapons to terrorists.
The integration of a modern global C4ISR system, advanced conventional weapons, and a modernized nuclear weapons development and manufacturing complex is a costly, prolonged, and complex affair; characteristics that are often difficult for democratic regimes to sustain.
"Dual-use" items are those that have both a legitimate commercial use and a use in the development or production of advanced conventional weapons or weapons of mass destruction.
alleged that these persons, by transferring goods or technology, knowingly and materially aided the bids of Iran or Iraq to get hold (1) of chemical weapons or (2) of destabilizing quantities and types of advanced conventional weapons. These sanctions do not apply to the Chinese or Indian Governments.
The military mounted its first large-scale exercise in a decade in 1999, which featured the first use of nuclear weapons in a local war that assumed external (Western) intervention, weak advanced conventional weapons systems, and the requirement to prevent or counter [de-escalate] such a threat.
Advanced conventional weapons may soon compete with nuclear missiles.
After the disappearance of the arms embargo three and a half years from now and the missile embargo in six and a half years, Tehran can significantly enhance its military power by acquiring advanced conventional weapons and further expanding its long-range ballistic-missile program to include intercontinental ballistic missiles.
In accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program reached in Vienna last July, Tehran is not allowed to build or test missile systems, or to purchase advanced conventional weapons from abroad.
It is conflict in which states or nonstate actors exploit all modes of war simultaneously by using advanced conventional weapons, irregular tactics, terrorism, and disruptive technologies or criminality to destabilize an existing order.
Our mission is clear: to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, missiles, and advanced conventional weapons. The proliferation problem is becoming worse.
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