SOAE: Strategic Offensive Arms Elimination Program

Strategic metrics: A metric developed to determine the impact and effectiveness of a program or project against the strategic goals.

Sustainability: The ability and likelihood of a project or program being maintained into the future.

Sustainment: The continuation of the efforts, impacts, and outcomes of a program or project into the future, eventually solely by the partner country.

Swing-weight analysis: A swing weight matrix defines the importance and range of variation for a set of metrics. In the analysis, a metric that is very important to the decision is weighted higher than a metric that is less important. A metric that differentiates between alternatives is weighted more than a metric that does not differentiate between alternatives.

Threat measure: A measure that assesses capabilities and the intent of a potential opponent.

WMD-PPP: Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation Prevention Program



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