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Defense Gallery

Exhibits in this gallery capture Laboratory's activities to fulfill its central mission to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent while reducing the global threat of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.

August 18, 2014
museum plan showing the defense gallery

Laboratory provides the necessary expertise and technology developed here to help the nation respond effectively to significant threats of broad scope and to help make the world a safer place.

Strengthening global security

The central mission of the Laboratory is to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent while reducing the global threat of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. As part of that mission, the Laboratory provides the necessary expertise and technology developed here to help the nation respond effectively to significant threats of broad scope and to help make the world a safer place.

Exhibits you'll find in this gallery:

Manhattan Project
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Stockpile Stewardship: Los Alamos

Don't miss:

9-minute film: Stockpile Stewardship: Heritage of Science at Los Alamos.

Journalist Miles O'Brien takes an inside tour of the nation's premier nuclear weapons design laboratory to see the amazing science, engineering, and computational tools used to maintain the nation's stockpile of nuclear weapons.