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AFA Mitchell Hour - May 30

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)

AFA Mitchell Hour - May 30

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The Air Force Association invites you to a Mitchell Hour as we host Barry Watts of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments to discuss his latest study

“Nuclear-Conventional Firebreaks and the Nuclear Taboo.”  

Thursday, May 30th, 2013  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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In the report, Watts observes that:

 “while the U.S. has made it a priority to change its nuclear posture and reduce the number and role of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy, other countries have not followed his lead. The leaders of most nuclear states and states with nuclear aspirations perceive nuclear arms to be of enduring  value in meeting their security needs. The world is already well into a second nuclear age in which the bomb is proliferating for reasons very different from those of  the strategic nuclear competition between the United States and the USSR during the Cold War.”

Mr. Watts will share his insights into the motivations of countries to acquire nuclear weapons, and how those countries view the role of nuclear weapons in their military and national security strategy.

We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a most interesting discussion of a critical national security issue.



Air Force Association Board Room, 4th Floor
1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209

Parking and Transportation

Free parking is available in the AFA garage.
Closest Metro Station is the Rosslyn Metro (Orange and Blue Lines) 

Military: Uniform of the day 

Civilian: Business Attire  

For additional information, 
Contact: Sarah Piggott  

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When & Where

1501 Lee Highway
4th Floor
Arlington, 22209

Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)

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The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is an independent, non-profit research, studies, and analysis organization founded by the Air Force Association. It takes its name from America’s most famous and arguably greatest airman, Brig. Gen. William Mitchell. The Institute seeks to carry on, in the modern day, General Mitchell’s tireless and dedicated effort to expand airpower thinking and increase public awareness of the need for this unique military instrument. The Institute is based in the Washington, D.C. area.

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