The Effort to Destroy Chemical Weapons Continues


The final extended deadline, established by the Chemical Weapons Convention for the destruction of chemical weapons, passed in 2012. Despite all efforts and enormous amount of funds, the goal to destroy all chemical weapons within this date has not been achieved. The authors enumerate states that this fulfilled this resolution and others that this task did not accomplished, for some reasons. According to the destruction plans, the Russian Federation should complete the destruction by the end of 2015, Libya by the end of 2016, and the United States not until September 2023.

Ing. Ladislav Středa, CSc., Lt.Col. (Ret.), born in 1950, after his graduation from the Military Academy Brno in 1973 he served in various technical assignments in the Czechoslovak Armed Forces above all in research and development of means of protection against mass destruction weapons. After the leaving the Army in 1996, since than he has been working up to now in the field of chemical weapons control and their prohibition, at those two following state institutions for the implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention in the Czech Republic: till the year 2000 the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, and now the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SÚJB).

Country: Czech Republic


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