Thursday, November 29, 2012

From Triad to Dyad: Rationalizing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems

One of the big areas of contention during the presidential election was the issue of military spending. How much should the U.S. be spending on the military? Where does the military fall on the list of priorities for the United States?

Christopher A. Preble, the vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute and an expert on military spending, writes extensively about this issue and how the government should address it. His publications include The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe.

In an excerpt from his blog, Preble calls for a more in depth and transparent discussion of the costs of the U.S. nuclear weapons program. He asserts that the costs are largely unknown, and because of this, it is difficult to manage spending on the program. Preble’s lecture on December 6th will focus on rationalizing the U.S. nuclear weapons delivery systems.

To read Christopher’s Preble blog about nuclear spending, visit the following link:

For more information about Christopher Preble’s lecture, visit the event page on our website.

Please note that this lecture is at 6:00 p.m. at the Anchorage Museum. You can RSVP by calling us at (907)276-8038 or emailing us at All payment for admission will be at the door is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

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