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Gary Samore: In the Obama Administration, Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation, and Terrorism
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- Arms control : Treaties and implementation agreements to restrict the development, production, deployment, or transfer of specified weapons or weapons technologies.
- Weapons of mass destruction : Weapons that cause death or injury not primarily through kinetic energy of projectiles or the detonation of conventional explosives, but rather produce large-scale effects greater than possible with the same weight of explosives weapons; by means heat, blast and radiation from nuclear weapon; poisoning by chemical weapon; infectious disease by biological weapons; or acute or chronic radiation syndromes from radiological weapons.
- Obama Administration : Add brief definition or description
- National Security Council : Both the senior foreign policy committee of principal officers of the executive branch of the United States of America, chaired by the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and, by extension, the professional staff reporting to the Assistant
- James L. Jones : First Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the Obama Administration (2009-2010); a retired United States Marine Corps general, whose last active duty assignment was NATO military and United States European Command senior officer; previously Commandant of the Marine Corps
- Ellen Tauscher : U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security; resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives to take the office, where she was: chair of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Committee on Armed Services, chair of the New Democrat Coalition
- International Atomic Energy Agency : An international organization established in July 1957, which seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes.
- Terrorism : An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective.