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Nov 21

Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century

Nuclear weapons are as relevant today as they were decades ago. In 2009, President Obama advocated for a “world without nuclear weapons,” and recently reaffirmed this pledge during his speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The President stated that he intends to reduce U.S. deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to one-third below the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty level. 

Meanwhile the U.S. nuclear triad continues to age. The Administration’s policy of “no new weapons,” potential unilateral reductions, and a lack of commitment to sustain U.S. nuclear weapons infrastructure are raising questions about U.S. commitment to keep the weapons safe, secure, and reliable, and maintain its commitment to provide a nuclear umbrella to its allies around the world. 

 Join us as our guests discuss the continued importance of U.S. nuclear weapons for our national security in light of today’s diverse challenges.

More About the Speakers

Featuring Keynote Remarks from
The Honorable Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
Co-Chairman, Nuclear Security Caucus, and Member, House Appropriations Committee

Followed by a panel discussion with
Guy Roberts 
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy and Director, Nuclear Policy Planning Directorate for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization 

Thomas Scheber
Vice President, National Institute for Public Policy 

Rebeccah Heinrichs
Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

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Michaela Dodge Michaela Dodge

Policy Analyst, Defense and Strategic Policy Read More