Any reduction of the nation’s nuclear arsenal will have consequences, both direct and ancillary. Before the U.S. moves too far in shrinking nuclear stockpiles, many circumstances will need to be carefully evaluated. The following developments would deserve particular attention: foreign force modernizations, especially those which might signify a waning of American technological superiority; the re-emergence of confrontational strategies by countries like China and Russia; nuclear proliferation activities not justified by credible civilian applications; and the strengthening of international terror networks directed against the U.S. and its allies.

The Speakers

Houston T HawkinsFormer Director of Threat Reduction/Arms Control, Defense Nuclear Agency.
Houston T. Hawkins, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, came to the Laboratory in 1988 after a 25 year Air Force career. He is an internationally recognized specialist on modern terrorism, particularly terrorism involving the potential use of weapons of mass destruction. At Los Alamos, he has led major technical programs aimed at detecting, preventing and reversing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and he has served on the Presidential Panel on National Infrastructure Protection. Among his senior Air Force assignments were leading the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Nuclear Energy Division, serving on the Joint Atomic Energy Intelligence Committee, co-chairing the DoD Hard Target Kill Committee and serving as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Air Force Nuclear Matters. Finally he served as Director of Threat Reduction/Arms Control, Defense Nuclear Agency.


St. John’s College, Junior Commons Room. On June 16, 2014, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

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The Visitors Parking Lot is on your left as you enter campus. A few handicapped parking spaces are located at the Visitor’s Circle right in front of the fishpond area and below the Peterson Student Center. A few more are located behind the Peterson Center as follows. Just before the Visitor’s Circle, look for the fork in the road where you would normally drive to the left to get to the Visitors’ Parking Circle just below the Peterson Center. Instead, turn right and follow the drive up to the other parking area. There are two or three handicapped parking spaces on the left. Please note that this parking lot is not open to the public, but handicapped folks are allowed to park in the designated spaces.