What is the Defence Threat Reduction Agency?

Introduction The Defence Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is a combat support agency within the United States Department of Defence (DoD) for countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosives). According to the agency’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018 to 2022, the DTRA mission: “enables DoD and the U.S. Government… Read More


What was UN Security Council Resolution 1441?

Introduction United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441 is a United Nations Security Council resolution adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on 08 November 2002, offering Iraq under Saddam Hussein “a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations” that had been set out in several previous resolutions (Resolutions 660, 661, 678, 686, 687,… Read More