[USC02] 22 USC 5851: Findings
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22 USC 5851: Findings Text contains those laws in effect on November 21, 2017
From Title 22-FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSECHAPTER 67-FREEDOM FOR RUSSIA AND EMERGING EURASIAN DEMOCRACIES AND OPEN MARKETS SUPPORTSUBCHAPTER IV-NONPROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
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§5851. Findings

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 .)