There is no more noble goal than supporting and protecting our warfighters. Our mission is to guard our nation and its allies against the threat of WMD wherever it may occur. Our success hinges upon collaborating with our allies to defend common interests and overcome common threats.

We take a "whole of Government" approach to these threats by synchronizing our efforts nationally with other agencies in defense and throughout the government, as we did with Syrian Chemical materials and our support to Operation United Assistance.

We're working on new sensors, detectors, uniforms and vaccines that will protect our troops from all sorts of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats - whether they're facing weapons of mass destruction on the battlefield, or natural hazards present during humanitarian missions. We strive to identify, reduce or eliminate the threat long before the men and women of our military get close to it - but we also provide them with the tools to destroy WMD when that's not possible.

Our schoolhouse, the Defense Threat Reduction University, trains thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines how to counter our adversaries' WMD; we also train the men and women who ensure our nation's nuclear deterrent is safe, secure and effective. We provide them with 24/7 access, from anywhere in the world, to our Reachback team of WMD experts.