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The threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is among the central strategic national security challenges that the United States is facing. The breadth and scope of this challenge requires interagency cooperation, as well as coordination with a broad array of international partners. To effectively confront the threat of WMD proliferation, the United States relies on the will and capacity of its allies and international partners for assistance. This cooperation often requires investments in security cooperation programs aimed at enhancing partner capacity. Assessing the impact of security cooperation efforts is inherently difficult. However, such assessments generate data on which more-informed decisions about program funding at all levels of government can be based. In addition to serving the needs of decisionmakers, assessments provide information to those directly involved in the planning and implementation of security cooperation programs. This report demonstrates how an assessment framework developed in previous RAND research can be applied to combating WMD programs by illustrating its utility for the International Counterproliferation Program.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Adapting the Assessment Framework to Assess the International Counterproliferation Program

  • Chapter Three

    Applying the Framework to Assess the International Counterproliferation Program

  • Chapter Four

    Recommendations

  • Appendix A

    Guidelines for Implementing the Assessment Framework

  • Appendix B

    History of the International Counterproliferation Program

  • Appendix C

    Indicators Developed for the International Counterproliferation Program

  • Appendix D

    Assessment Questions for the International Counterproliferation Program

  • Appendix E

    Focused Discussions

The research described in this report was prepared for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The research was conducted within the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community.

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