The making of a non-proliferation law: A memoir

By Leonard Weiss | June 28, 2018


In this article, the author describes the legislative process by which the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978 (NNPA), the most comprehensive nuclear nonproliferation law created since the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, came to be enacted. The act would have looked very different, the author notes, but for an unusual parliamentary maneuver engineered by a few congressional staffers on the day of its passage.

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