September 2, 2011
As the threat of weapons of mass destruction evolves, the FBI is launching a new Counterproliferation Center.
Mollie Halpern: Terrorists and criminals continue to try to get their hands on chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive materials. As the threat of weapons of mass destruction evolves, the FBI is launching a new Counterproliferation Center.
Vahid Majidi: The way that our adversaries are going after this is becoming more and more sophisticated. So, as a country, we have to develop a more and more sophisticated approach to prevent proliferation of our technology.
Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and you’re listening to FBI, This Week. The Counterproliferation Center combines the expertise of the special agents, analysts, and professional support from the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Counterintelligence Division, and the Directorate of Intelligence. Assistant Director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate Vahid Majidi…
Majidi: So they look at material, technology, know-how that is involved in WMD programs, and they’re able to identify potential adversaries who are attempting to acquire this information from the United States illegally.
Halpern: For more information visit www.fbi.gov
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