Next week at a special Washington, DC event, we will release a new report, "10 Big Nuclear Ideas for the Next President."
I urge you to tune in and watch the event's livestream on Facebook, Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 12:45 pm ET / 9:45 am PT to learn more. We have groundbreaking essays from Senator Dianne Feinstein and former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, from Senator Ed Markey and Rep. Adam Smith, as well as former CIA operative Valerie Plame and the former commander of our nuclear arsenal, retired Gen. James Cartwright.
All times ET and pm:
12:45-1:15 Opening remarks by Rep. John Garamendi
1:15-1:45 Tom Countryman - The Obama Legacy
1:45-2:15 Todd Harrison - The Budget Forecast
2:30-3:30 Panel Discussion, introduction by Valerie Plame. Panelists: Ellen Tauscher, Kennette Benedict, Suzanne DiMaggio
Nuclear weapons are vastly overvalued in US defense policy, with missions they cannot achieve and budgets they do not deserve. These weapons do not address the highest priority threats we face, such as nuclear proliferation, terrorism and cyber-attacks. We would be safer in a world without them. We hope you are able to tune in next week to find out more about what we are doing.
We have accomplished minor miracles over the past few years. I am confident that we can strongly respond to this, perhaps our greatest challenge ever.
Photo: Titan Missile Museum, Didimouman