WHAT WE DO
The Cooperative Threat Reduction Directorate prevents the proliferation or use of weapons of mass destruction by working with partner nations to secure, eliminate, detect and interdict WMD-related systems and materials.
CTR currently includes program areas that address different aspects of threat reduction. These programs include:
BIOLOGICAL THREAT REDUCTION PROGRAM
Facilitates elimination, security, detection, and surveillance of especially dangerous pathogens.
PROLIFERATION PREVENTION PROGRAM
Strengthens the capability of partners to detect and interdict WMD-related trafficking across borders or through maritime jurisdictions.
GLOBAL NUCLEAR SECURITY
Eliminates and secures nuclear weapons, related WMD capabilities, and high-threat radiological materials. Transports weapons-usable nuclear and high-threat radiological materials to safe locations for disposition.
CHEMICAL SECURITY AND ELIMINATION
Eliminates chemical weapons (CW) stockpiles and related WMD capabilities, and secures CW precursors.
STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE ARMS ELIMINATION
Eliminates WMD delivery systems and related capabilities.