Future of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal: Issues and Policy Options

Tomorrow Hans Kristensen will brief on the Obama administration’s ongoing nuclear weapons targeting review, a effort to identify options for further reductions in U.S. nuclear nuclear weapons and their role in anticipation of a future nuclear arms limitation agreement with Russia. Based on the review, President Obama might issue new guidance to the military for how they should plans for the potential use of nuclear weapons.

Robert Norris and Kristensen published an article in the November 2011 issue of Arms Control Todayabout the review process and outlined several area where the president could change the requirement for U.S. nuclear forces.

Also in the panel will be Morton Halperin, who served in the Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton administrations, and Amy Woolf from the Congressional Research Service.

Future of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal: Issues and Policy Options
Friday, January 20, 2012
9:30am to 11:00am

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Choate Room
1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW,
Washington, D.C.

Speakers:
Morton Halperin served served in the Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton administrations working on nuclear policy and arms control and was a member of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States, which released its report in 2009.

Hans Kristensen is director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists and co-author of “Reviewing Nuclear Guidance: Putting Obama’s Words Into Action,” in the November issue of Arms Control Today.

Amy F. Woolf is a specialist in nuclear weapons policy at the Congressional Research Service. She is the author of “Modernizing the Triad on a Tight Budget,” which will appear in the Jan./Feb. issue of Arms Control Today.

Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of ACA.

To RSVP contact Tim Farnsworth at tim@armscontrol.org or call 202-463-8270, ext. 105

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