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USSTRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction

The USSTRATCOM Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (SCC WMD) is a United States Strategic Command center built in cooperation with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

The SCC WMD is housed in the Defense Threat Reduction Center (DTRC), the headquarters building of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) opened January 26, 2006 just outside Washington, D.C.

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At the opening of the new DTRC on January 26, 2006 Dr. James A. Tegnelia, DTRA director, also announced the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) of the SCC WMD. Guests at the ceremony included: Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.; Kenneth J. Kreig, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Dr. Dale E. Klein, assistant to the secretary of defense for nuclear and chemical and biological defense programs; Dr. Stephen Younger, former director of DTRA; and Air Force Maj. Gen. Trudy H. Clark, DTRA deputy director.

Senator Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was the keynote speaker for the ceremony.

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