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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether certain countries are using U.S.-sponsored cooperative programs as a means of obtaining technical information that may be useful to their nuclear weapons programs, focusing on: (1) the extent and nature of nuclear weapons-related cooperative activities concerning safety, security, reliability, and performance; (2) exports between the United States and Russia, China, India, Israel, and Pakistan; and (3) the executive branch's assessment of the potential impact of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) on weapons modernization.

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