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Sen. Richard Lugar and now-President Barack Obama tour a Russian site where WMD are being destroyed in 2005. (DTRA photo)
Using our unique expertise, we are developing and strengthening the CWMD capabilities of our allies, partner nations, the military, and other federal, state and local government agencies.
Terrorism vulnerability assessment team in Iraq. (DTRA photo)
Treaties, conventions, documents on WMD – our WMD experts travel the globe to inspect, assess, and verify that these international agreements on WMD are being upheld.
A U.S. Navy chemical/biological defense officer helps a sailor don a joint-service lightweight integrated suit technology chemical-protective ensemble during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense training course. (U.S. Navy photo)
WMD threats are constantly changing, evolving – and new threats emerge unexpectedly.  Our dedicated R&D efforts are combating today’s WMD – and developing solutions to future threats.
Adaptive Focus Training Exercise. (DTRA photo)
Whether dealing with intentional WMD use, or a natural or accidental CBRN incident, someone needs to be prepared to deal with a worst-case scenario – and that someone is us.
Our adversaries fall into two categories: those that have WMD, and those that want them. We must be able to defend the warfighter, our country and our allies from WMD – here and abroad.
Ticonderoga Class missle cruiser conducting missle tests. (DTRA photo)
There is no second chance to stop WMD – which is why we are constantly training, testing and planning. We take this approach with ourselves, our military, and our international partners.
Safe. Secure. Effective. The United States’ nuclear arsenal needs to be all three – and we are responsible for ensuring these three conditions are met, every day, around the world.