Briefing by Bill Feeny of NGIC.
William Webster, Dir CIA, Statement to Congress on Global Spread of Chemical
and Biological Weapons., 9 Feb 89, Unclassified
Robert Gates, Dir CIA, Weapons Proliferation in the New World Order, Unclas, 15
January 1992; Statement before the Senate Armed Services Committee,
Unclassified, 22 January 1992
TRADOC, Global Threat Overview, 12 July 1995.
DIA, Handbook of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, DDB-2680-32-84, Nov
DOD, North Korea Handbook, PC-2600-6421-94, Unclassified, no publication date.
DIA, North Korea: The Foundations for Military Strength, Unclassified, Oct 91.
CACDA, North Korean People's Army Operations, FC 100-2-99, Dec 86
FBIS, Proliferation Issues, JPRS-TND-92-035, 23 Sep 92; JPRS-TND-92-029, 20
TRADOC, Global Threat Overview, 18 August, 23 August, and 6 September 1995.
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: None.
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) weapons programs proliferated through the Third World
during the 1960's. These programs reached maturity in the 1980's, when chemical and toxin weapons
were used on battlefields in North Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. In the 1990's, these
programs are being expanded and refined.
Beyond the six declared nuclear weapons states, four and possibly five Third World States have
nuclear weapons. Chemical warfare agents are being produced and stockpiled. Biological warfare
programs are firmly established. Virtually all NBC weapons states have deep strike capabilities through
ballistic missile programs. These factors increase the likelihood of NBC weapons use in conflicts
between Third World States.