Host: Hudson Institute. The Pakistani nuclear weapons development program spanned a period of fifty turbulent years during which U.S. relations with Pakistan varied widely. One constant, however, was that Washington’s reactions to Pakistani nuclear developments regularly lacked a coordinated strategy. This case study illustrates the difficulties the U.S. government encountered in formulating and implementing an effective policy to prevent Pakistan from developing nuclear weapons.
The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) is a non-partisan initiative sponsored by the non-profit Center for the Study of the Presidency (CSP). PNSR seeks to improve the U.S. Government’s ability to integrate all elements of national power and more effectively respond to the strategic challenges of the 21st century. Modeled on the historic effort that led to the Goldwater-Nichols legislation, PNSR has established nine working groups that are undertaking a rigorous study of the national security system. Historical case studies constitute the first element of the study methodology. These case studies will inform the analytic work of PNSR’s other working groups by highlighting recurring trends in the way the U.S. national security system addresses complex national security problems. Ultimately, PNSR will recommend changes to the National Security Act of 1947, presidential directives to implement other reforms, and new Congressional committee structures and practices.
Attendees at PNSR workshops may use the information as background, but may not identify the speaker, the other attendees, or PNSR itself or quote anything said at the event.
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