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The WMD Challenges Posed by a Collapse of North Korea April 14, 2015 — North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) pose a number of challenges, particularly how to find and secure those weapons if the regime collapses. This paper will look briefly at 1) North Korea’s nuclear, chemical and biological programs; 2) activities coalition forces might conduct in a collapse scenario; and 3) challenges posed by an MORE

Iraq and After: Taking the Right Lessons for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction May 1, 2005 — This paper primarily focuses on Iraq; however, it also seeks to draw lessons from experiences in libya and Iran to understand better how proliferators think about WMD; the challenges in assessing the status and sophistication of developing world WMD programs; the contours of the emerging international proliferation landscape; and the efficacy of various policy instruments available to the United States for dealing with these so-called ultimate weapons. MORE

Eliminating Adversary WMD: What's at Stake? December 1, 2004 — This Occasional Paper discusses the challenges and the lessons learned during Operation Iraqi Freedom concerning WMD elimination. MORE

Eliminating Adversary WMD: Lessons for Future Conflicts October 1, 2004 — As tensions between Iraq and the United States worsened in mid-to-late 2002 and as preparations began for Operation Iraqi Freedom, policymakers and military planners began to wrestle with the challenges posed by Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Indeed, Iraqi defiance and deception in the face of United Nations (UN) sanctions, coupled with MORE