The DTRIAC (Defense Threat Reduction Information Analysis Center) Dispatch is a quarterly newsletter for the DTRA (Defense Threat Reduction Agency) and the US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Center for Combating WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction). "This issue highlights film and photos in our media collection. Since the adoption of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by the United Nations General Assembly in September 1996, those nuclear nations that signed, and in some cases ratified, the treaty have ceased all nuclear testing. It's amazing to witness what today's technology can do with yesteryear's media and how it supports research efforts in a post-CTBT world. Without continued nuclear testing but with an ever more pressing need to recognize and characterize nuclear detonations--intentional, unintentional, dirty bombs, etc.--we must lean on data from past testing to extrapolate new, useful information that can assist us in a variety of efforts. The efforts include using older data and imagery with newer technologies and equipment to create improved models and simulators."
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) & USSTRATCOM (US Strategic Command) Center for Combating WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction): http://www.dtra.mil/
The Dispatch (December 2011), v.1 no.3