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  1. Deterrence and Countering WMD Threats Mr. Andy Weber ATSD(NCB) 20 Jan 2010

  2. President Obama’s Nuclear Security Vision – Two Prongs • Maintaining a safe, secure and effective arsenal • Reduce the role of Nuclear Weapons in the national security strategy • Ensure that terrorists never acquire a nuclear weapon “This is the most immediate and extreme threat to global security.” President Barack Obama Prague Speech April 5, 2009

  3. Two Prongs • Reversing Neglect of the Nuclear Deterrent • Management of the Nuclear Stockpile • Modernization of the Nuclear Enterprise • Emphasis on the Nuclear Brain Trust • Significant focus on Countering WMD • Global Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction programs • Global Nuclear Lockdown • Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) • Non-Proliferation and Arms Control

  4. Preventing Biological Threats “…fanatics have expressed interest in developing and using biological weapons against us and our allies. Addressing these unique challenges requires a comprehensive approach that recognizes the importance of reducing threats from outbreaks or infectious disease whether natural, accidental or deliberate in nature…. “ President Barack Obama November 23, 2009 - National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats • Biological Threat Reduction Program • Studies have shown that a Bio attack on this nation could be as devastating as a nuclear attack. • WMD Commission states that a Bio attack is more likely • DoD Biological Threat Reduction efforts in Seven FSU Countries • New Overseas Lab in Tbilisi • Expansion to Pakistan and Afghanistan • Need to strengthen Global Bio-Surveillance

  5. Cooperative Threat Reduction Program Scorecard Reductions a/o Nov 10, 2009 Percent Achieved 2012 Target* Amounts in Former Soviet Union & Albania circa. 1994 88.9% 8452 7514 13300 Warheads Deactivated 69.1% 1110 767 1473 ICBMs Destroyed 86.8 574 498 831 ICBM Silos Eliminated 53.6% 267 143 442 ICBM Mobile Launchers Destroyed 100% 155 155 233 Bombers Eliminated 100% 906 906 906 Nuclear ASMs Destroyed 87.5% 544 476 728 SLBM Launchers Eliminated 89.4% 728 651 936 SLBMs Eliminated 91.4% 35 32 48 SSBNs Destroyed 100% 194 194 194 Nuclear Test Tunnels/Holes Sealed 15.4% 5465.6 843.2 40017 Declared CW Agent Destroyed (Metric Tons) 74.7% 620 463 Nuclear Weapons Transport Train Shipments 100% 24 24 Nuclear Weapons Storage Site Security Upgrades 32.7% 55 18 Biological Monitoring Stations Built & Equipped Ukraine, Kazakhstan, & Belarus are Nuclear Weapons FreeAlbania is Chemical Weapons Free