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Sep 15

What Would a No First Use Policy Mean for Global Security?

As President Obama prepares to leave office it is reported that he is mulling over legacy initiatives on U.S. nuclear policy. The current policy of nuclear ambiguity has served the U.S. well since the end of World War II. What might the impacts be of a shift in the U.S. approach to strategic deterrence? Join us as a panel of experts discusses the possible implications of a no first use policy on U.S. national security, U.S. allied relationships, and the global security environment.

More About the Speakers

Keith B. Payne, Ph.D.
President, National Institute for Public Policy; Head, Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Missouri State University (Washington-area campus); and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Franklin C. Miller
Principal, Scowcroft Group, and former Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control, National Security Council

John R. Harvey, Ph.D.
Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs

Matthew Kroenig, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University and Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, The Atlantic Council

Moderated by
Michaela Dodge
Senior Policy Analyst, Defense and Strategic Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Hosted By

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.

Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow Read More