Nuclear arms talk scheduled for Wednesday

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A talk on “A Long-Term View of Nuclear Arms Control” will be given by Stephen M. Younger, a leading weapons-complex manager, author, and former LANL Associate Director for Nuclear Weapons, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at an open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security.
The public is invited to attend Younger’s talk which will be in the Lounge at the Education Building of the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.
Every president since Truman has proposed the elimination of nuclear weapons. Significant reductions in the nuclear stockpile have occurred since the end of the Cold War, but there are still thousands of weapons in the United States, Russia, and other countries. More troubling, the threat of proliferation continues to cloud the future.
What role do nuclear weapons play in the 21st century? How many do we need, if any? What are the prospects for future arms control treaties and what are the challenges associated with their verification? How does proliferation complicate future reductions, or make them more compelling? These and other topics will be examined in a broad discussion of the challenges and opportunities associated with future arms control.