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Russian Munitions Not Secure, Report Says

Efforts by Washington and Moscow to prevent Russian nuclear materials from falling into the hands of terrorists remain slowed by bureaucratic red tape and a lack of urgency, according to a new report released yesterday by a research group affiliated with Harvard University. In fiscal year 2004, U.S.-funded work to secure and account for Russian material that could be used in nuclear weapons was completed for only 4 percent of it, according to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, which was founded by Ted Turner and former senator Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) and is sponsored by Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. That raised the total secured to 26 percent, the group said.Full Story

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