This chapter examines Egypt's chemical, biological, and nuclear programs and the efforts to build a missile capability. It investigates the forces that have shaped Egypt's strategic planning including economic and financial restrains, war and peace with Israel, relations with the U.S., and leadership perception. It suggests that despite strong incentives and potential capabilities to pursue a nuclear program, Egyptian leaders have perceived a low utility of nuclear weapons in the overall national security strategy and that Egypt is highly unlikely to seek nuclear weapons in the foreseeable future.
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