US Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Forsvarsministeriets trusselnedbringelsesagentur eller Kontoret for trusler. Kontor i det amerikanske   forsvarsministerium.
Kontoret er oprettet ved en sammenlægning af On-Site Inspection Agency og Defense Special Weapons Agency 1998-.
Kontoret er bl.a. ansvarlig for at reducere truslen om konventionel krig, især i Europa, ved at deltage i forskellige våbenkontrol traktater, som USA er part i, eksempelvis traktaten om konventionelle styrker i Europa og traktaten om Open Skies
Arkiv: Records of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, (Record Group 374), 1943-73, herunder
Se også: Energiministeriet.


Nuclear History at the National Security Archive. , herunder
National Security Archive : U.S Nuclear History. Nuclear Arms and Politics in the Missile Age, 1955 - 1968.
'Documents one of the most formidable military buildups of the nuclear era. It begins with 1955, when the U.S. Air Force acquired its first B-52 bomber, massively destructive thermonuclear weapons entered the weapons stockpile in large numbers, and President Eisenhower declared the production of operational intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) the highest national priority. During the following years, the United States produced and deployed a potentially devastating array of Atlas, Titan, and Minuteman ICBMs and Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), all poised for rapid retaliation or first-strike in a crisis. In addition to its own rapid nuclear expansion, the United States also deployed thousands of nuclear missiles in Western Europe during the 1960s to uphold alliance commitments with European powers. This collection concludes with 1968, when a new phase in nuclear history was approaching; with the Soviets reaching strategic parity, the White House began making arms control negotiations a priority, and the Air Force successfully tested multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs) to enhance the destructive reach of ballistic missiles.'
Responding to War, Terrorism, and WMD Proliferation: History of DTRA, 1998-2008 / Adams, Bianka J. / Harahan, Joseph P.
DTRA History Series, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, U. S. Department of Defense, 2008. - 163 s.

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