Wednesday September 12, 2018
Time: 12:30-2:00 PM
Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Speaker: James Acton
Moderator: Scott Sagan
Contact: Erin McLaughlin 1+ 202-939- 2306 | firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of their efforts to offset the United States’ conventional strength, both Russia and China are seeking capabilities, including anti-satellite and cyber weapons, to threaten the U.S. command-and-control system. However, because a number of critical U.S. command-and-control assets also support nuclear operations, strikes against them could result in a conventional war escalating —inadvertently but catastrophically—into a nuclear one. Drawing on his recent article in the journal International Security, James Acton will explain why this risk is becoming more serious and outline potential ways to mitigate it. Scott Sagan will moderate.
A light lunch will be served at noon.