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Office of Conventional Arms Threat Reduction

Our Mission

The Office of Conventional Arms Threat Reduction leads efforts to prevent the proliferation of destabilizing conventional weapons and advanced technologies, including through interdiction and by leading U.S. participation in the Wassenaar Arrangement. CATR also leads on export controls to protect the use of dual-use goods—including semiconductors—and prevent their use in ways that harm national security or abuse human rights.

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