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U.S. Navy conducts WMD drill in Hawaii, May 22, 2003 (United States Navy)
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The Future of Combating Terrorism and Countering the Use of WMD: A Conversation with Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke December 13th Event

On the afternoon of December 13, Hudson Institute hosted Elaine Duke, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Deputy Secretary Duke delivered remarks about the Department’s current and future contributions to combating terrorism, including the prevention of the use of weapons of mass destruction and the creation of the Department’s new Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office. Following her remarks, she participated in a moderated discussion with her colleague Jim McDonnell, who will lead the new CWMD Office, and John Walters, Chief Operation Officer of Hudson institute.

Hudson Institute would like to thank the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for supporting these nuclear nonproliferation and security dialogues. Please follow our work at


Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke Speaker

Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

John P. Walters Moderator

Chief Operating Officer, Hudson Institute

Jim McDonnell Speaker

Acting Assistant Secretary for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Hudson Experts

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