Difficulties in Determining if Nuclear Training of Foreigners Contributes to Weapons Proliferation

ID-79-2 Published: Apr 23, 1979. Publicly Released: May 08, 1979.
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The contribution of U.S. nuclear training of foreigners to the spread of nuclear weapons cannot be accurately estimated. There is no way to ascertain the true intentions of the foreign national being trained or the motivations of their countries. Neither the database nor the analytical methods have been developed to effectively evaluate the proliferation risks involved; however, a number of issues warrant further government attention.

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