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16. The Wassenaar Arrangement was established as a means to contribute to regional and international security and stability by promoting transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies, thus preventing destabilizing accumulations. Participating states seek, through their national policies, to ensure that transfers of these items do not contribute to the development or enhancement of military capabilities that undermine these goals and are not diverted to support such capabilities.

  

17. J. Solomon, Praxair, presentation to this committee, March 24, 2005.

  

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31. Executive Order 13349 was signed on July 23, 2004, to designate PCAST to serve as the NNAP.

  

32. National Research Council. 2002. Small Wonders, Endless Frontiers: A Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

  

33. Public Law 108-153, 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, January 2003.



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