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Assistant Secretary Shapiro Discusses Libya’s Missing Weapons

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On February
02, 2012, the Managing Across Boundaries program hosted Libya’s Missing Weapons: Understanding Global Efforts to Control
Conventional Arms
, an event that examined the impact of the collapse of the
Gadhafi regime on the uncontrolled proliferation of conventional weapons, including
man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS). Speakers and panelists highlighted
the impact of these weapons, not only to security in Libya and across
sub-Saharan Africa, but also to longer term socio-economic development on the
African continent. The discussion used Libya as the basis for a broader
discussion on addressing unsecured caches of dangerous arms, illicit
trafficking, and interdiction of gray and black market weapons around the

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