COMPETE BELOW THE THRESHOLD OF ARMED CONFLICT
DTRA enhances the Department of Defense’s ability to counter revisionist powers’ foreign inﬂuence and military forces across the globe. China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea seek to leverage their inﬂuence below the threshold of armed conﬂict as a means to undermine U.S. and allied interests. Potential adversaries are applying civil, military, and sub-state capabilities to achieve their ends. This includes information warfare, proxy operations, and subversion. As a result, DTRA’s mission to enable the Department of Defense extends into competition. The Agency executes programs that help counter competitors’ inﬂuence on a global scale. DTRA empowers Combatant Commands to compete through counter threat strategies. The Agency leverages and expands collaboration with international partners to strengthen U.S. inﬂuence where revisionist powers and rogue states are eager to develop or expand their malign inﬂuence.
Dr. Robert Pope (left), Director, Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) meets with Minister of Health Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bounkong Syhavong (right) to discuss health security cooperation in Vientiane, May 3, 2019. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of State)