On 8 April, 2010, President Obama and Russian President Medvedev signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or “New START,” lowering the limit on deployed strategic nuclear weapons by either nation. The following week, President Obama hosted the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., the stated purpose of which was to address “the threat of nuclear materials in the hands of terrorists or criminals.”
Against this backdrop, three panels of distinguished experts on nuclear policy convened in Washington, D.C. to offer critical assessment of President Obama’s nuclear agenda-and whether it is compatible with maintaining an American nuclear arsenal that can credibly, reliably, and effectively address today’s threats. The panels were organized under the auspices of the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for Security Policy and its New Deterrent Working Group.
Comprised of transcripts of these conversations, DANGEROUS ROAD: The Nuclear Policies of the Obama Administration is a book published by the Center for Security Press.
Dangerous Road includes contributions by:
Lisa Curtis Paula DeSutter Thomas Donnelly
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. Peter Huessy Bruce Klingner Walter Lohman
Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, US Navy (Ret.) Vice Admiral Robert Monroe, US Navy (Ret.)
Steve Rademaker Tom Scheber Baker Spring
Congressman Mike Turner Ambassador Kurt Volker