One year after President Obama announced his desire to rid the world of nuclear weapons, his nuclear agenda is taking center-stage in American foreign policy. This week, the president will sign a new arms control agreement with Russia in Prague before he hosts the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC. At any moment the Administration is expected to release its 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, which adds to the momentum building towards the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review in May.
As the president moves forward with his nuclear agenda, Americans need to know the implications of these decisions. The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Defense studies invite you to “Questioning Obama’s Nuclear Agenda: The Conservative Counter Summit” to be held at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday, April 6.
President Obama believes these treaties and meetings will strengthen his case for a world free of nuclear weapons. Surely, what happens over the next couple of months will significantly shape the future of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, its missile defense program, and the strength, security, and defense of its interests and alliance relationships around the world.
However, the president’s vision of a world without nuclear weapons is driving actions that are likely to increase proliferation and increase the risk of nuclear war, while putting the U.S. at greater risk. Two panels featuring distinguished national security and defense experts will discuss the Administration’s policies and the alternatives the U.S. should pursue to protect itself and its allies from the threat of nuclear weapons.
The first panel begins at 10am. Please click here to register.
Jeffrey Chatterton currently is a member of the Young Leaders Program at the Heritage Foundation. For more information on interning at Heritage, please visit: http://www.heritage.org/About/Internships-Young-Leaders/The-Heritage-Foundation-Internship-Program