Reducing Threats

These items in NMAD's collection reflect the diplomatic work to reduce threats to American security through nonproliferation, arms control, and more.

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    Kellogg-Briand Pact Signing Pen

    This gold fountain pen was used by Secretary Kellogg and his 14 foreign counterparts to sign the Kellog-Briand Pact in France in August 1928, after having been gifted to U.S. Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg by the Mayor of Le Havre, France. The ornate design includes an inscription in Latin: “Si…

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    U.S.-Russia Plutonium Agreement Plaque

    Though the Hanford, Washington nuclear reactor has been disabled since 1987, the site falls under the U.S.-Russian Plutonium Production Reactor Agreement (PPRA) of 1997. The Agreement requires that production of plutonium in both countries for use in nuclear weapons must completely cease, and also calls for reciprocal monitoring of U.S. and Russian…

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    SCUD Missile Nose Cone

    The Soviet Union deployed SCUD missiles and launchers to Soviet-bloc countries as part of the military build-up in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. The warheads were kept in the Soviet Union and could be paired quickly with the missiles and launchers in the event of conflict. This nose cone was mounted…