CTR's mission is to provide assistance to eligible states of the former Soviet Union (FSU) in order to dismantle WMD and to reduce the threat of proliferation.
In 1991, Congress directed the Department of Defense to help secure former Soviet weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Since 1991, Congress has provided $2.3 billion to support Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) efforts.
CTR assistance helped Kazakhstan become a non-nuclear weapons state in April of 1995; Ukraine, which once had the potential to become the third largest nuclear power, became a non-nuclear weapons state in June 1996; and, Belarus became a non-nuclear weapons state in November 1996.
Primary documents, including agreement texts and associated memoranda, statements and other related material.
Chronological archive of news reports, factsheets, announcements, speeches and other related material.
Related Web Sites
- Cooperative Threat Reduction Official Homepage
- Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program @ DefenseLink
- Russian-American Nuclear Security Advisory Council (RANSAC) developing new U.S.-Russian cooperative nuclear security initiatives, and ensuring that existing programs become deeply rooted and are implemented expeditiously.