Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Battling the Tyranny of Distance in Homeland Defense: WMD Response in United States Indo-Pacific Command

By: John Clements Homeland Defense in the Pacific Of all the Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), two have a Homeland Defense mission. The United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) has the lion’s share of the responsibility. Their…

The New START Treaty’s Role in Arms Control and its Future

The New START Treaty’s Role in Arms Control and its Future

This is a pivotal year in the life of the New START Treaty, as 2020 marks the tenth and final year of the treaty, in which the United States and Russia may agree to extend…

Emerging Technologies for Disruptive Effects in Non-Kinetic Engagements

Over the past decade, China’s increasing activities in media and industrial acquisition, soft power messaging, development, and exploitation of international laws has made it starkly apparent that the U.S. is engaged in an innovative form…

Webinars

The Tyranny of Distance in Homeland Defense: Weapons of Mass Destruction Response in the Pacific Territories

The United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) covers nearly half of the Earth’s surface, stretching from the western border of India to the West Coast of the United States and from Antarctica to the North Pole….

Historical Discussion of the Trinity Nuclear Weapons Test (A Two-Part Webinar Series)

The Trinity test of July 16, 1945 was arguably history’s greatest scientific experiment. It represented not only the capstone of the Manhattan Project, but the culmination of decades of discovery in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, and…

Introduction to U.S. Nuclear Testing: 1945 – 1992

The US ended all underground nuclear tests in the early 1990s in the lead-up to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, conducting its last explosive nuclear test in September 1992. That test was the 1054th…

Events

2021 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting and Technology Expo

The 2021 ANS Winter Meeting is an informative, educational, and networking event for attendees from every facet of nuclear science and technology. The Technology Expo will provide a glimpse into the applications of new technology…

Center for the Study of WMD Annual Symposium (virtual)

The National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) invites you to join us on 16-17 June 2021 for the virtual Annual WMD Symposium, entitled WMD Policy and Strategy Under…

Deterrence Summit

13th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit

Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit! The Summit brings together U.S. and international leaders, experts, and industry executives involved in the field of nuclear deterrence to discuss the management of the…