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Our Mission

The U.S. Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NRRC) is the United States’ 24/7/365 communications center for exchanging notifications with foreign counterparts as required under arms control treaties and security-building agreements. NRRC Watch Officers translate and transmit notifications in six languages (English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, and Italian) with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and the Secretariat of the Hague Code of Conduct.

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