Hadley: Information Sharing, Financial Monitoring Needed to Stop Proliferation

National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley laid out four priorities today for stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: better information sharing, upping individual capabilities of all nations, monitoring financial systems more closely for suspect transactions, and explaining new security challenges to citizens .

Hadley spoke at the Hilton hotel in Washington, DC, at a meeting marking the fifth anniversary of the international Proliferation Security Initiative's launch in Poland. Hadley's speech focused on how dynamics of global security have changed since the Cold War, with nations such as Iran, North Korea, and Libya developing nuclear programs and with global terrorist groups seeking weapons.

See below his priorities for stopping the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons:

First, information sharing is still not what it needs to be.