A New Framework for Nuclear Materials Security
Publish Date : 08/01/2022 13:51
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That initiative, the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program, was conceived by Senators Nunn and Lugar in November 1991 to address the proliferation concerns associated with the collapse of the Soviet Union. As the “Evil Empire” disintegrated, the control, security, and safety of its vast nuclear arsenal, with an explosive firepower of more than 100,000 Hiroshima bombs, was suddenly in question.
What started as a U.S. Department of Defense program soon became the most successful nonproliferation program in modern history and served as a model of engagement for the world. During its 30-year history, CTR would extend its reach to more than 30 countries and help destroy more than 7,600 nuclear warheads, demolish more than 2,600 delivery vehicles, and secure nearly 100 production facilities for weapons and materials.
“ A New Framework for Nuclear Materials Security ”