Partnership for Global Security

Obama Administration Slashes Nuclear Security Funding: FY13 Budget Request for US International WMD Security Programs

Michelle Cann and Raphael Della Ratta

The Obama Administration’s fiscal year 2013 (FY13) budget request dramatically reduces funding for international weapons of mass destruction (WMD) security programs from the FY12 appropriated level. Funding for National Nuclear Security Administration programs are nearly a quarter (23.3 percent) below the FY12 appropriation. While the Department of Defense’s Cooperative Threat Reduction program is increased slightly overall, CTR’s Global Nuclear Security program is targeted for a 17 percent cut. Funding within the Department of State is also reduced with cuts to WMD Terrorism, Global Threat Reduction, and Export Control and Related Border Security Assistance programs.

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Department of Defense (DoD) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program

Department of State Selected Global Threat Reduction Programs

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