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The Nunn-Lugar/Cooperative Threat Reduction Expansion Act

Richard G. Lugar

Former U.S. Senator


Senator Lugar announces this bill that would authorize the Secretary of Defense to use up to $50 million of unobligated Nunn-Lugar/CTR funds for nonproliferation projects and emergencies outside the states of the former Soviet Union.

the Nuclear Threat

Reducing the risk of nuclear use by terrorists and nation-states requires a broad set of complementary strategies targeted at reducing state reliance on nuclear weapons, stemming the demand for nuclear weapons and denying organizations or states access to the essential nuclear materials, technologies and know-how.

In Depth

Global Security Newswire

Produced by National Journal
  • Q&A: Fortenberry Seeks More Nuclear-Security Supporters

    Oct. 7, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) is trying to motivate more people on and off Capitol Hill to join his fight to prevent nuclear terrorism and global proliferation while increasing atomic security around the world.

  • Lugar Expresses Optimism, Concern on Future of WMD Security

    June 24, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- One of two former U.S. senators instrumental in launching efforts to secure weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union is expressing mixed feelings about a new, more limited bilateral agreement with Russia.