The Congress finds that it is in the national security interest of the United States for the United States to do the following:
(1)Facilitate, on a priority basis, the transportation, storage, safeguarding, and elimination of nuclear and other weapons of the independent states of the former Soviet Union, including—
(A)the safe and secure storage of fissile materials derived from the elimination of nuclear weapons;
(B)the dismantlement of
(i) intercontinental ballistic missiles and launchers for such missiles,
(ii) submarine-launched ballistic missiles and launchers for such missiles, and
(iii) heavy bombers; and
(C)the elimination of chemical, biological and other weapons capabilities.
(2)Facilitate, on a priority basis, the prevention of proliferation of weapons (and components of weapons) of mass destruction and destabilizing conventional weapons of the independent states of the former Soviet Union and the establishment of verifiable safeguards against the proliferation of such weapons and components.
(3)Facilitate, on a priority basis, the prevention of diversion of weapons-related scientific expertise of the independent states of the former Soviet Union to terrorist groups or third world countries.
(A) the demilitarization of the defense-related industry and equipment of the independent states of the former Soviet Union, and
(B) the conversion of such industry and equipment to civilian purposes and uses.
(5)Expand military-to-military and defense contacts between the United States and the independent states of the former Soviet Union.
Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXVI, § 3601,Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1822, provided that: “This title [enacting provisions set out as notes under this section and sections
6321 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Nuclear Security Initiative Act of 2003’.”
Section 1201 of title XII of div. A of Pub. L. 103–160provided that: “This title [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993’.”
Establishment of Interparliamentary Threat Reduction Working Group
“(a) Establishment of Working Group.—There is hereby established a working group to be known as the ‘Threat Reduction Working Group’ as an interparliamentary group of the Congress of the United States and the legislature of the Russian Federation.
“(b) Purpose of Working Group.—The purpose of the working group established by subsection (a) shall be to explore means to enhance cooperation between the United States and the Russian Federation with respect to nuclear nonproliferation and security and such other issues related to reducing the dangers of weapons of mass destruction as the members of the working group consider appropriate.
“(c) Membership.—(1) The majority leader of the Senate, after consultation with the minority leader of the Senate, shall appoint not more than 10 Senators to the working group established by subsection (a).
“(2) The Speaker of the House of Representatives, after consultation with the minority leader of the House of Representatives, shall appoint not more than 30 Members of the House to the working group.”
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