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Recapturing U.S. Leadership in Uranium Enrichment

George David Banks and Michael Wallace

The United States is at risk of finding its nuclear weapons capabilities severely weakened by the absence of an available capability to enrich uranium. International legal obligations prohibit the United States from using, for military purposes, foreign-produced enriched uranium or uranium enriched here in this country by foreign-source technology. Efforts to deploy a next-generation American enrichment technology must succeed so that our nation has the ability to address the forthcoming shortage of this strategic material. This national security requirement could be met with little cost to taxpayers if the federal government implemented policies that ensure a strong U.S. enrichment industry. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Center for Strategic & International Studies
Pages: 32Size: 8 x 10 3/4
978-1-4422-2801-6 • Paperback • December 2013 • $35.00 • (£23.95)
978-1-4422-2802-3 • eBook • December 2013 • $33.00 • (£22.95)
Series: CSIS Reports
George David Banks is a senior fellow and deputy director of the Nuclear Energy Program at CSIS.

Michael Wallace is a senior adviser and director of the Nuclear Energy Program at CSIS.