Video On Demand

Report Release: Project Atom

June 22, 2015 • 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT

A Competitive Strategies Approach to Defining U.S. Nuclear Strategy and Posture for 2025-2050

featuring a panel discussion with

Elbridge Colby
Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Dr. Keith Payne
CEO and President, National Institute for Public Policy

Dr. Barry Blechman
Co-Founder, The Stimson Center

moderated by

Dr. Clark Murdock
Senior Adviser, CSIS

Project Atom took a competitive strategies approach to its zero-based, "blue sky" review of U.S. nuclear strategy and force posture. Three independent think tank teams - the Stimson Center, the Center for a New American Security, and the National Institute for Public Policy - investigated U.S. nuclear strategy for the new era (2025-2050) and what U.S. nuclear posture is needed to support that strategy. Their analysis, unconstrained by current strategy and policy and conducted within a common framework of assumptions, resulted in competing recommended strategies and postures for 2025-2050.  The panel will discuss their analysis and recommended nuclear strategies and postures. Hard copies of the report will be available in limited number.

Clark A. Murdock

Clark A. Murdock

Former Senior Adviser (Non-resident), International Security Program