Strategic Deterrence Breakfast Series

For more information on this series, please email Peter Huessy and Jordan Lindeke.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2019                                                                                                    

Update on China's Strategic Offense and Defense Forces; China in a Future INF Treaty
  • Event Date: 14 August 2019
  • Speakers: Rick Fisher, Senior Fellow on Asian Military Affairs, International Assessment and Strategy Center, and Mark Stokes, Executive Director, The Project 2049 Institute
  • Co-sponsored by International Assessment and Strategy Center
American Strategy and the Iranian Challenge
  • Event Date: 13 August 2019
  • Speaker: Ilan Berman, Senior Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council
Nuclear and Missile Proliferation: Iran and North Korea
  • Event Date: 25 July 2019
  • Speaker: Rep Mike Turner, Ohio, 10th District, and Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee Strategic Forces Subcommittee
A Review of the NPR, National Security Strategy, and Nuclear Deterrence
  • Event Date: 24 July 2019
  • Speaker: Gen Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
Missile Defense: A Review and Assessment
  • Event Date: 12 July 2019
  • Speaker: Rep Mo Brooks, Alabama 5th District, Member, House Armed Services Committee
Missile Defense and Directed Energy - Transcript
  • Event Date: 11 July 2019
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Trey Obering, USAF (Ret), Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Nuclear Arms Control and Deterrent Futures: An Assessment
  • Event Date: 10 July 2019
  • Speaker: Madelyn Creedon, President, Green Marble Group, LLC, and Lt Gen Frank Klotz, USAF (Ret), Former Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy

From Iran to Syria, from Hezbollah to Hamas to Houthis: Middle Eastern Missile Threats

  • Event Date: 9 July 2019
  • Speaker: Uzi Rubin, Senior Fellow, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Maintaining Maritime Security

  • Event Date: 2 July 2019
  • Speaker: ADM John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy
The USAF Role in Nuclear Modernization and Sustainment
  • Event Date: 26 June 2019
  • Speaker: Gen David Goldfein, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force

Can We Extend New Start, Keep Arms Control, Stop Proliferation, and Modernize Our Nuclear Deterrence?

  • Event Date: 25 June 2019
  • Speaker: Susan Koch, Distinguished Research Fellow, National Defense University, and Paula DeSutter, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, Department of State

Keeping a National Consensus on Nuclear Policy

  • Event Date: 18 June 2019
  • Speaker: John Harvey, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense, Department of Defense

A Practical Guide to Missile Defense Next Steps - Transcript

  • Event Date: 13 June 2019
  • Speaker: LTG Richard Formica, USA (Ret), Vice President, Strategic Accounts, CALIBRE, and Brig Gen Kenneth Todorov, USAF (Ret), Vice President, Missile Defense Solutions, Northrop Grumman

Escalation and Limited Wars with China or Russia? - Transcript

  • Event Date: 7 June 2019
  • Speaker: Elbridge Colby, Director, Defense Program, Center for a New American Society, and James Acton, Co-Director, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The China Challenge: Connecting Military and Political Dots

  • Event Date: 4 June 2019
  • Speaker: Joe Bosco, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Dr. Matthew Kroenig, Professor, Georgetown University

Deterrence, Modernization, and Arms Control - Transcript

  • Event Date: 24 May 2019
  • Speaker: Franklin Miller, Principal, Scowcraft Group
Strategic Capabilities: An Assessment of Progress Post NPR
  • Event Date: 23 May 2019
  • Speaker: Dr Peter Fanta, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters, Department of Defense
Providing for the Common Defense - Transcript
  • Event Date: 17 May 2019
  • Speaker: Dr Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Dr Tom Mahnken, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
The Nuclear Posture Review and Missile Defense Review: American Strategy Explained
  • Event Date: 16 May 2019
  • Speaker: Dr Robert Soofer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, Department of Defense
China's Peer Challenges: Nuclear and Space Modernization, Power Projections, and Political Strategy - Transcript
  • Event Date: 9 May 2019
  • Speaker: Gordon Chang, Contributor, Daily Beast
Missile Defense and Nuclear Deterrence and Alliance Relations
  • Event Date: 8 May 2019
  • Speaker: Dr Tom Karako, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Frank Rose, Senior Fellow, Security and Strategy, Brookings Institute
Opportunities for Nuclear and Missile Defense Strategies: Two Perspectives - Transcript
  • Event Date: 30 April 2019
  • Speaker: Rebeccah Heinrichs, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, and James Miller, Adaptive Strategic, LLC
Perspectives on Nuclear Modernization - Transcript
  • Event Date: 26 April 2019
  • Speaker: Gen Kevin Chilton, USAF (Ret), Senior Fellow, National Defense University, and Gen Robert Kehler, USAF (Ret), Senior Fellow, National Defense University
The GBSD Rationale and Strategic Nuclear Requirements - Transcript
  • Event Date: 23 April 2019
  • Speaker: Maj Gen Roger Burg, USAF (Ret), President, O'Malley Burg Consulting, and Maj Gen Donald Alston, USAF (Ret), President, Alston Strategic Consulting
US Power as a Non-Proliferation Tool - Transcript
  • Event Date: 18 April 2019
  • Speaker: Dr Christopher Ford. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation, Department of State
Russian Nuclear Threats and Strategic Objectives - Transcript
  • Event Date: 17 April 2019
  • Speaker: Dr Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council, and Dr Mark Schneider, Senior Analyst, National Institute for Public Policy

2018                                                                                                    

Missile Defense Perspectives
  • Event Date: 25 September 2018
  • Speaker: LTG Richard Formica, USA (Ret), Vice President, Defense Accounts, CALIBRE, and Brig Gen Kenneth Todorov, USAF (Ret), Vice President, Missile Defense Solutions, Northrop Grumman
The Post-NPR Nuclear Weapons Stockpile
  • Event Date: 21 September 2018
  • Speaker: Dr Peter Fanta, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters, Department of Defense
Nuclear Deterrence, Missile Defense, and Space: Paths Forward - Transcript
  • Event Date: 10 August 2018
  • Speaker: General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Future of the US Undersea Strategic Deterrent: Perspectives from the Hill
  • Event Date: 24 July 2018
  • Speaker: Rep Joe Courtney, 2d District, Connecticut
A Review of Middle East and East Asian Missile Threats: Iran and North Korea Connections
  • Event Date: 10 July 2018
  • Speaker: Uzi Rubin, Former Director, Israeli MDO
Six Months After the NPR: How Are We Doing?
  • Event Date: 28 June 2018
  • Speaker: John Harvey, Independent Consultant
Missile Defense in a Dangerous World: A Report - Slides
  • Event Date: 26 June 2018
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Samuel Greaves, Director, Missile Defense Agency
Strategic Nuclear Deterrence, Missile Defense, and Space Policy
  • Event Date: 21 June 2018
  • Speaker: Rep Mike Rogers, 3d District, Alabama
Nuclear and Missile Proliferation: China, Iran, and North Korea - Transcripts
  • Event Date: 12 June 2018
  • Speaker: Claudia Rosetti, Foreign Policy Fellow, Independent Women's Forum, and Benham Ben-Taleblu, Research Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
NATO and Extended Deterrence and Missile Defense
  • Event Date: 5 June 2018
  • Speaker: Rebeccah Heinrichs, Hudson Institute, and Matthew Kroenig, Georgetown Institute
The North Korean Nuclear and Missile Puzzle - Transcript
  • Event Date: 22 May 2018
  • Speaker: Joe Bosco, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Bruce Kilngner, Heritage Foundation
Proliferation, Deterrence, and Strategic Decisions - Transcript
  • Event Date: 16 May 2018
  • Speaker: Brad Roberts, Director, Center for Global Security Research, LLNL
The Important Things the NPR Does and Does Not Do: Myth and Reality - Transcript
  • Event Date: 15 May 2018
  • Speaker: Franklin Miller, Principal, Scowcraft Group
The MDR: Opportunities and Challenges for Future Missile Defense - Transcript
  • Event Date: 11 May 2018
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Trey Obering, USAF (Ret), Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Reviewing the Nuclear Deterrence, Some Senate Perspectives - Transcript
  • Event Date: 10 May 2018
  • Speaker: Sen Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota
The Emerging Strategic Environment
  • Event Date: 3 May 2018
  • Speaker: Bill Schneider, Defense Science Board and Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
The NPR Challenges - Transcript
  • Event Date: 2 May 2018
  • Speaker: Dave Trachtenberg, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Department of Defense
The GBSD and B-21/LRSO: Nuclear Deterrent Futures
  • Event Date: 1 May 2018
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Jack Weinstein, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration
Connecting Arms Control to Strategic Deterrent Requirements - Transcript
  • Event Date: 27 April 2018
  • Speaker: Susan Koch, Distinguished Research Fellow, National Defense University Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Frank Rose, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
China: Emerging Peer Danger - Transcript
  • Event Date: 25 April 2018
  • Speaker: Richard Fisher, Senior Fellow on Asian Military Affairs, International Assessment and Strategy Center, and Gordon Chang, Author and Columnist, Forbes
The Nuclear and Missile Defense Dimension - Transcript
  • Event Date: 24 April 2018
  • Speaker: Mark Schneider, Senior Analyst, National Institute for Public Policy, and Steve Blank, Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council
Extended Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense Challenges in NATO and Asia-Pacific - Transcript
  • Event Date: 20 April 2018
  • Speaker: Tom Karako, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Michaela Dodge, Center for National Defense, Heritage Foundation
The Nuclear Posture Review and the Columbia Class Deterrent
  • Event Date: 13 April 2018
  • Speaker: VADM Terry Benedict, Director, US Navy Strategic Systems Programs
Defending the Record of US Nuclear Deterrence - Transcript
  • Event Date: 13 April 2018
  • Speaker: Gen Kevin Chilton, USAF (Ret), Former Commander, United States Strategic Command