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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program, focusing on the program's: (1) planning and funding status; and (2) recent progress in eliminating weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union (FSU).

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Recommendations

Matter for Congressional Consideration

Matter Status
Congress may wish to consider reducing the CTR program's fiscal year 1996 request for $104 million for support to Russian chemical weapons destruction efforts by about $34 million because of uncertainties regarding the expenditure.
Closed - Implemented
Congress may wish to consider withholding approval to obligate any remaining funds designated for the design or construction of elements of a chemical weapons destruction facility until the United States and Russia have agreed on the results of the joint evaluation study concerning applicability of a destruction technology.
Closed - Implemented

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