Partnering to Reduce Global WMD Threats

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) mission is to enable the Department of Defense (DoD), The United States Government and International partners to counter and deter weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and emerging threats.

DTRA serves two distinct, yet highly integrated roles as both a Defense Agency and a Combat Support Agency. Within the framework of these dual roles, we leverage our core functions, which enable us to detect, deter, and defeat threat across the spectrum.

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As the DoD lead to reduce global WMD threats

DTRA Trains and equips partner nations in:

  • Border Protection
  • Nonproliferation
  • Counter-smuggling activities

DTRA Builds partner capacity (BPC) through the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program to:

  • Eliminate WMD stockpiles
  • Consolidate, secure and account for WMD materials
  • Enable partners to detect and prevent WMD trafficking
  • Build capabilities to detect and track especially dangerous pathogenic diseases
  • Enhance global biosafety, biosecurity and biosurveillance in partnership with more than 30 foreign partners