22 U.S. Code § 5851 - Findings

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The Congress finds that it is in the national security interest of the United States—
(1) to facilitate, on a priority basis—
(A) the transportation, storage, safeguarding, and destruction of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction of the independent states of the former Soviet Union;
(B) the prevention of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and destabilizing conventional weapons of the independent states, and the establishment of verifiable safeguards against the proliferation of such weapons;
(C) the prevention of diversion of weapons-related scientific expertise of the former Soviet Union to terrorist groups or third countries; and
(D) other efforts designed to reduce the military threat from the former Soviet Union;
(2) to support the conversion of the massive defense-related industry and equipment of the independent states of the former Soviet Union for civilian purposes and uses; and
(3) to expand military-to-military contacts between the United States and the independent states.


(Pub. L. 102–511, title V, § 501,Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 3338.)


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