Hosted by: The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) and Hudson Institute
What role, if any, might nuclear weapons play in bolstering existing and future U.S. security alliances? Is the current set of U.S. nuclear policies more likely to compound rather then further restrain the spread of nuclear weapons technologies? Is it useful or even possible to develop a national security strategy for the US? How should the U.S. prepare against future nuclear crises?
Albert Wohlstetter (1913-1997) and Roberta Morgan Wohlstetter (1912-2007) were two of America's most innovative and influential strategic thinkers of the nuclear age. Perhaps more than any other Cold War strategic analysts, their works helped shape the strategic policy decisions of both Democratic and Republican administrations from the l950s on.
Join us as Andrew Marshall (Director of the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment), Henry S. Rowen (2005 WMD Commissioner & former JFK/LBJ Defense official), Richard Perle (AEI resident fellow & former Reagan Pentagon official), and Stephen J. Lukasik (former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency director) assess the continuing relevance of the Wohlstetters' strategic insights. Each panelist contributed commentaries to Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, a new book edited by NPEC research fellow Robert Zarate and NPEC executive director Henry Sokolski that contains the key Wohlstetter works. Free copies of this volume will be made available at the event.
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Added by insideronline on February 6, 2009