Articles Tagged: Nuclear Weapons

Remarks of Paula DeSutter on Russian Missile Modernization

On March 19, the Honorable Paula DeSutter delivered remarks to a Washington, DC audience at a Marshall Institute event considering Russia’s nuclear and missile modernization efforts.

Russian Nuclear and Missile Modernization Efforts Considered

  On March 19, the Marshall Institute hosted a discussion on Russia’s efforts to modernize its ballistic missile and nuclear arsenal.  The event featured presentations from Dr. Mark Schneider of the National Institute for Public Policy and The Honorable Paula DeSutter, formerly Assistant Secretary of State for Verification.

Time To Talk Plainly And Clearly About Nuclear Weapons

Bob Butterworth knows nuclear weapons. He know cyber weapons. He knows space. He knows intelligence. And Butterworth cares enough to take public risks, to speak plainly in hopes others will do the same and thus help the country find the best answers to tough problems. While the American public has little idea it’s happening, a […]

New Weapons in the Hands of Dangerous Regimes

Institute Advisor Dan Gallington published the following op-ed at US News – http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2014/02/14/keeping-an-eye-on-new-weapons-in-north-korea-and-iran   Like a few others in my generation who were gluttons for punishment, I spent a lot of the 1980s in negotiations with the former Soviet Union over the future of strategic weapons – specifically, strategic defensive weaponry and its associated research, development […]

Congress, Obama Admin ‘Duck & Cover’ On Nuclear Modernization

When talking about nuclear policies and programs, defense leaders often emphasize that “the Cold War is over.” But given a chance to explain what is strategically different and how policies and programs need to be changed, they duck and cover.

Global Zero and New Paradigms for Nuclear Deterrence

On July 25, 2013, Dr. Robert Butterworth and Dr. Barry Blechman addressed a large audience as part of the 2013 AFA, ROA and NDIA Huessy Congressional Seminar Series on Nuclear Deterrence, Missile Defense, Arms Control and Defense Policy,. This event was made possible by the support of the Marshall Institute and its President, Jeff Kueter. In April 2013, Marshall Institute Director Dr. Robert Butterworth published […]

Slouching Towards Zero: Considering U.S. Nuclear Weapons Programs and Policy

Since the 1960s the United States has operationally deployed nearly all its strategic nuclear forces in a Triad of delivery systems comprising land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs); submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs); and bombs and cruise missiles delivered by aircraft. In 2010, coincident with the New START negotiations, the Obama administration presented a plan to modernize each component […]

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