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

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deterrence and countering wmd threats

Deterrence and Countering WMD Threats

Mr. Andy Weber

ATSD(NCB)

20 Jan 2010

president obama s nuclear security vision two prongs
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

two prongs
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
preventing biological threats
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
cooperative threat reduction program scorecard
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