October 16, 2013, 12:00 - 1:30 PM - Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
Hudson Institute’s Center for National Security Strategies is pleased to invite you to a discussion on...
Minimum Deterrence: Examining the Evidence
Wednesday, October 16
Recently, President Obama called for large reductions in the U.S. nuclear arsenal from the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty levels. Such reductions could leave the U.S. with roughly 1,000 weapons. The President's announcement has renewed the debate over the appropriate size of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal.
Advocates of a Minimum Deterrence strategy applaud the announcement and view it as progress towards a nuclear-free world. Skeptics of Minimum Deterrence maintain that deeply reduced force levels would leave the United States and its allies vulnerable and that Minimum Deterrence relies on unrealistic hopes and unreliable assumptions.
The National Institute for Public Policy's report, Minimum Deterrence: Examining the Evidence, offers valuable insight into this debate. This report is essential literature to anyone wanting to understand U.S. nuclear forces policy and the proposals for reductions. NIPP's report makes a compelling case that the Minimum Deterrence position builds on utopian hopes and is contrary to historic experience.
Join us for a critical review of Minimum Deterrence: Examining the Evidence and a discussion of the report's implications for U.S. nuclear weapons policy.
Distinguished Panelists include:
Douglas J. Feith (Moderator), Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and Director, Center for National Security Strategies
John Harvey, Former Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs
Ambassador Robert Joseph, Senior Scholar, National Institute for Public Policy
ADM Richard Miles, USN (ret), Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Group for the U.S. Strategic Command
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