Defense Threat Reduction Agency

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is a combat support agency within the United States Department of Defense (DoD) for countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosives). According to the agency's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018 to 2022, the DTRA mission "enables DoD and the U.S. Government to prepare for and combat weapons of mass destruction and improvised threats and to ensure nuclear deterrence."[2] The agency is headquartered in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Agency overview
FormedOctober 1, 1998
Preceding agencies
HeadquartersFort Belvoir, Virginia
Agency executives
Parent agencyU.S. Department of Defense

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