Report to the Subcommittee on National Security of the House Committee on Government Operations: U.S. and International Efforts to Ban Chemical Weapons

September 30, 1991

Weapon Program: 

  • Chemical
In response to your request, we are providing information on the status of U.S. and multilateral efforts to stop the proliferation of and eventually destroy all chemical weapons. We examined (1) the administration's export control policies and procedures; (2) U.S. coordination with other countries on the control of chemicals and equipment used in making chemical weapons, including U.S. participation in the Australia Group; (3) the progress and obstacles in achieving a multilateral convention to ban the manufacture, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons; and (4) the implementation of bilateral agreements with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) on chemical weapons data exchanges, visits, and weapons destruction.