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  1. The Missile Threat: Who Has What and Where Did They Get It?

    I have been asked to describe the world wide missile threat. The first point I would like to make is historical: long range missiles have been developed to carry nuclear weapons. They don't make sense for use with conventional weapons. A country is n ...

  2. How Close Is Iran to Acquiring Nuclear Weapons and What Has the World Done to Slow Iran's Progress?

    The assessment of my organization is that Iran will have limited nuclear weapon "breakout" capability by the end of this year, meaning the ability to produce fuel for one or more nuclear weapons in a short time. To be clear, this doesn't me ...

  3. Ballistic Missiles: Who are the Future Suppliers?

    In February, the Director of Central Intelligence, George Tenet, told Congress that North Korea is on the verge of developing ballistic missiles capable of hitting the continental United States. Tenet said that the Taepo-Dong I missile that North Korea te ...

  4. Iran’s Ballistic Missiles: Capabilities, Intentions, and the Evolving Threat

    On April 11, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) hosted a panel entitled "Iran’s Ballistic Missiles: Capabilities, Intentions, and the Evolving Threat." ...

  5. The Crisis of Compliance

    On July 27, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a conversation on the issue of compliance with regard to Syria and Iran, featuring remarks by Dr. Yleem D.S. Poblete, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. ...

  6. Hearing on "China's Nuclear Forces"

    Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission June 10, 2021 Speeches and Testimony Nuclear Missile Table of Contents Opening Remarks Background Past Nuclear and Missile Transfers by SOEs The Rise of the Private Actor The Prolifer ...