Weapons of Mass Destruction Control Act Law and Legal Definition

The Weapons of Mass Destruction Control Act is the result of Congress fear that in a post–Cold War world, the greatest dangers to the U.S. national security and global stability came from the threatened proliferation of advanced and extraordinarily lethal weapons. The act caused American policy and funding to block those developments.

The act has two key aspects of operation:

1. reporting to Congress from the secretaries of defense and energy regarding the U.S. nonproliferation policy and activities; and

2. nonproliferation technology initiative. By which Congress authorized additional support for research, testing, and procurement of systems to sense chemical and biological weapons, to accomplish seismic monitoring of nuclear explosions, and to detect concealed nuclear materials.