In coordination with appropriate military organizations, other government agencies, and global partners, the CTR Program works cooperatively with partner governments to reduce the threat to the U.S. and its allies from WMD and related materials, technologies, and expertise, including associated delivery systems and infrastructure.
Cooperative Threat Reduction Departments
Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP)
Protect the United States, its Armed Forces, and our allies from biological threats by strengthening the capabilities of partner nations and the international community to prevent, detect, and prepare for outbreaks caused by biothreat pathogens.
Proliferation Prevention Program (PPP)
Strengthens the capability of partners to detect and interdict WMD-related trafficking across borders or through maritime jurisdictions.
Global Nuclear Security (GNS)
GNS supports the cooperative dismantlement of nuclear weapons programs, as well as the transportation and disposition of associated materials; and builds the capacity of international partners to secure nuclear weapons, high-threat radiological material, and related components, materials, equipment, technology, and expertise, and to counter nuclear smuggling.
Chemical Security and Elimination (CSE)
CSE supports the cooperative elimination of chemical weapons, related materials, and infrastructure; and builds the capacity of international partners to secure toxic industrial chemicals and chemical weapon precursors, as well as associated components, materials, equipment, technology, and expertise.
Strategic Offensive Arms Elimination (SOAE)
SOAE supports the cooperative elimination of WMD delivery systems, related materials, and infrastructure, including disposition of interdicted delivery systems and related commodities; and builds partner capacity to secure related components, materials, equipment, technology, and expertise.
Active - 35
Republic of Korea
Planned - 3
Closed - 7
* China Nuclear Security Center of Excellence, Beijing