Mitchell Event Archive


  • April 27, 2016: “Missile Defense & Deterrent Issues Facing NATO and Europe”

Tom Karako, CSIS

James Acton, Carnegie Endowment


  • April 21, 2016: “DPRK Nuclear and Missile Threats”       

Bruce Klingner, Heritage Foundation

James Przystup, National Defense University


  • April 20, 2016:  “Russia's New Strategic Doctrine & Capabilities”         

Mark Schneider, National Inst of Public Policy

Steve Blank, American Foreign Policy Council



  • May 5, 2016: "Advancing US & Allied Security: Missile Defense"

Frank Rose, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance


  • May 10, 2016: “Dealing With—and Dissuading—Russia: Missile Defense and Arms Control in NATO”

Rebeccah Heinrichs, Fellow, Hudson & Marshall Institutes

Steve Pifer, Director, Brookings Arms Control & Non-Proliferation Initiative​


  • May 13, 2016: “Does A Modern Deterrent Matter?--The Case of Ballistic Missile Defense & Nuclear Forces”

Frank Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group​


  • May 26, 2016: “Budget Futures: Some Assessment of the Nuclear Enterprise & Missile Defense”

Todd Harrison, CSIS

Evan Montgomery, CSBA


  • July 7, 2016: “The Missile Defense Program: A Review”

Lt Gen Richard Formica, USA, (Ret)

Brig Gen Kenneth Todorov, USAF (Ret) 

  • July 13, 2016: “HASC Nuclear & Missile Defense Agenda”

Rep Mike Rogers, 3rd District, AL  ​

  • July 28, 2016: “The Land & Air Based Deterrent”

Gen Robin Rand, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command







  • May 13, 2016: “Does A Modern Deterrent Matter?--The Case of Ballistic Missile Defense & Nuclear Forces”

Frank Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group​


  • May 13, 2016: “Does A Modern Deterrent Matter?--The Case of Ballistic Missile Defense & Nuclear Forces”

Frank Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group​



  • December 17, 2015: “The Need for the Shield Act: Protecting America from EMP Threats”       

Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), U.S. Representative, Arizona's 8th Congressional District       

Dr Bryan Gabbard, Co-chair, EMP Task Force, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs


  • September 16, 2015: “Emerging Missile Defense and SMDC Requirements”       

Lt Gen David L. Mann, Commander, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command


  • July 24, 2015:  “Missile Defense, Arms Control and America's Security”         

Frank A. Rose, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance    


  • July 1, 2015: "Dealing With—and Dissuading—Russia: Missile Defense and Arms Control in NATO and Eastern Europe: A Discussion"

Rebeccah Heinrichs, Fellow, Hudson Institute and Marshall Institute

Steve Pifer, Director of the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative



  • June 26, 2015: “House Perspectives on Defense Spending, Deterrence and American Security”

Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND)


  • June 25, 2015:

"A Resurgent Russia: Its Strategy and Strategic Posture and Their Implications for the US and NATO"
Elbridge Colby, Senior Fellow at the Center for New American Security
“NE Asia Challenges for US Security: BMD and Nuclear Dimensions”
Maj Gen William Chambers (Ret), former USAF Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence  and Nuclear Integration


  • June 19, 2015: "The Navy's Contribution to Nuclear Deterrence"

Vice Adm Terry Benedict, Director of the Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP)


  • June 18, 2015: “The Missile Defense Program”

Brig Gen Kenneth Todorov, Deputy Director of Missile Defense Agency (MDA)


  • June 16, 2015: “The Enduring Requirements of Deterrence: Implications for BMD, Space, & Nuclear Policy”

Lt Gen James Kowalski, USAF, Deputy Commander, US Strategic Command


  • June 12, 2015: “Congress and Threats to and Policies to Protect American Space Assets”

Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Representative, Oklahoma 1st Congressional District


  • June 3, 2015: “Strategic Deterrence in the Coming Decades—BMD and Nuclear Challenges”

James Miller, President, Adaptive Strategies


  • May 29, 2015: “Some Nuclear Deterrent Perspectives”

Rear Adm Joseph E Tofalo, USN, Director, Undersea Warfare Division (N97)


  • May 26, 2015: 

“China’s Nuclear Build-up—Implications for American Strategic Strategy”
Rick Fischer, Senior Fellow, Asian Military Affairs, IASC
“China's and North Korea's Nukes Tip Balance Against the US”
Gordon Chang, Contributor, Forbes

“US and Allied Military Deterrence Challenges in the 2nd Nuclear Age”
Ed Timperlake, Senior Fellow, Technology Assessment and Security, IASC

  • May 22, 2015: “Does A Modern Deterrent Matter?  The Case of Ballistic Missile Defense and Nuclear Forces”

Frank Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group


  • May 19, 2015: “Deterrent Options for the Future”

Ambassador Linton Brooks, Senior Adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies


  • May 13, 2015: “The Requirements and Contributions of Nuclear Deterrence”

Maj Gen Garrett Harencak, USAF, Agile Combat Support, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration


  • May 12, 2015: “Defining U.S. Nuclear Strategy and Posture in 2020-2050”

Clark Murdock, Senior Adviser to the International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies


  • April 28, 2015: “What is an Affordable and Credible Nuclear Deterrent?”

Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), North Dakota


  • April 21, 2015: “AFGSC: Reflections on the Past and a Look into the Future”

Lt Gen Stephen Wilson, USAF, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command


  • April 17, 2015:

“Meditations on US Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense Strategy: Growing DPRK, Iran, and China Power”
 Chris Ford, Chief Counsel, US Senate Committee on Appropriations
“Time to Get North Korean Sanctions Right”
Bruce Klingner, Sr Research Fellow for Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation


  • April 14, 2015: 

"Russian Nuclear Modernization, the Ukraine Crisis, and the Threat to NATO"
Mark Schneider, Senior Consultant, National Institute of Public Policy
"Russia's New Strategic Doctrine and Capabilities"
Steve Blank, Senior Fellow, Russia, American Foreign Policy Council


  • March 27, 2015: "EPAA and Ballistic Missile Defense in Europe"

Robert Bell, Senior Civilian Representative in Europe of the Secretary of Defense