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Jun 13

The 10th Anniversary of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Withdrawal

The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972 prohibited the United States and the Soviet Union from testing or deploying national missile defense systems. Three months after 9/11, President George W. Bush gave notice to Russia of the U.S. intent to withdraw from that treaty. Ballistic missile technology was proliferating at an alarming rate, and Washington did not want to leave Americans vulnerable to such attacks. With the treaty gone, engineers and scientists could finally innovate, and they have achieved significant advances in land- and sea-based defenses in the interim. Join us as our speakers reflect on the circumstances that led to the U.S. withdrawal from the treaty 10 years ago.

Keynote Addresses by
Ambassador Robert Joseph
Senior Scholar, National Institute for Public Policy, and former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

The Honorable John Rood
Former Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

Panel 1 – Missile Defense in the New Strategic Environment

The Honorable Douglas Feith , Director, National Security Strategies Center, The Hudson Institute, and former Under Secretary of Defense
Mark Groombridge , Vice President, Global Communicators, and former Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control
The Honorable Stephen Rademaker , Principal, Podesta Group, and former Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Nonproliferation
Steven Bucci, Ph.D. , Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)

Panel 2 – What the Industry Can Do

Alison Fortier , Vice President, Missile Defense, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Mira Ricardel , Vice President, Business Development, Strategic Missile and Defense Systems, The Boeing Company
Rebeccah Heinrichs , Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)

A screening of 33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age will be held at 4:00 p.m.

More About the Speakers

Hosted By

Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D. Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D.

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