Ambassador Robert Joseph: A Perspective on the Future of Nuclear Deterrence

The George C. Marshall Institute is pleased to feature the remarks made by Ambassador Robert Joseph to the Exchange Monitor’s Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit on February 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.1 The Marshall Institute is grateful to Ambassador Joseph for his permission to publish his remarks here.

Almost from the day of the first use of nuclear weapons in August 1945 until the end of the Cold War more than 40 years later, many of our nation’s best and brightest thought about how to live with nuclear weapons and with the Soviet Union.  Deterrence was at the center of our national strategy – across democrat and republican administrations alike.  It was a vibrant, dynamic topic in which we invested a great deal of intellectual capital.

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