Defense Threat Reduction AgencyDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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Missions

Nunn-Lugar Global Cooperative Initiative Nunn-Lugar Global Cooperative Initiative Nunn-Lugar Global Cooperative Initiative
"Some may say that we cannot forge cooperative non-proliferation programs with the most worrisome nations. But evidence proves that such pessimism is unwarranted." (read more)

Arms Control and Verification Arms Control and Verification Arms Control and Verification
"I don't have to tell you that in today's world the existence of nuclear weapons could mean, if not the extinction of mankind, then surely the end of civilization as we know it." (read more)

Chemical and Biological Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Chemical and Biological Defense
“We must support the ongoing revolution in the life sciences by seeking to ensure that resulting discoveries and their applications, used solely for peaceful and beneficial purposes, are globally available. At the same time, we must be mindful of the risks throughout history posed by those who sought to misuse the products of new technologies for harmful purposes." (read more)

Consequence Management Consequence Management Consequence Management
"A full scale nuclear exchange, lasting less than 60 minutes...could wipe out more than 300 million Americans, Europeans, and Russians, as well as untold numbers elsewhere. And the survivors would envy the dead." (read more)

Nuclear Deterrence and Defense Nuclear Deterrence and Defense Nuclear Deterrence and Defense
"To put an end to Cold War thinking, we will reduce the role of nuclear
weapons in our national security strategy, and urge others to do the same."
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Nuclear Deterrence and Forensics Nuclear Deterrence and Forensics Nuclear Deterrence and Forensics
"Today, the Cold War has disappeared but thousands of those weapons have not. In a strange turn of history, the threat of global nuclear war has gone down, but the risk of a nuclear attack has gone up." (read more)

Reachback Reachback Reachback
"DTRA offers a unique asset to DOD and the entire U.S. Government for combating WMD. It alone in the U.S. Government has a mandate for combat support, operations, and research and development which extends to all three pillars of the National Strategy and all three WMD threats - chemical, biological and nuclear." (read more)

 

 

 

 


 
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