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Briefing Date:03/03/2009
Topic:Global Security Engagement: A New Model for Cooperative Threat Reduction and Countering Biological Threats: Challenges for the Department of Defense's Nonproliferation Program Beyond the Former Soviet Union

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Policy and Global Affairs
Committee on International Security and Arms Control
Committee on Strengthening and Expanding the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program
and
Office for Central Europe and Eurasia Development, Security, and Cooperation
Committee on Prevention of Proliferation of Biological Weapons in States Beyond the Former Soviet Union

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Congressional Briefings
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
228 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
439 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
and
Monday, March 9, 2009
1401 Longworth House Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.

on

Global Security Engagement: A New Model for Cooperative Threat Reduction

and

Countering Biological Threats: Challenges for the Department of Defense's Nonproliferation Program Beyond the Former Soviet Union

Requested by Congress in P.L. 110-181, this new report from the National Academies, Global Security Engagement: A New Model for Cooperative Threat Reduction, recommends ways to strengthen and expand the Department of Defense's Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, whose mission is to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction.

and

This new report from the National Academies, Countering Biological Threats: Challenges for the Department of Defense's Nonproliferation Program Beyond the Former Soviet Union, was also requested by Congress in P.L. 110-181. The report examines how the Defense Department can prevent the proliferation of biological weapons in developing countries.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. Global Security Engagement was released to the public on March 6, 2009 and Countering Biological Threats was publicly released on March 4, 2009. Both reports are available, in their entireties, on the Web site of the National Academies Press at the links above.

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