Pandemics and Plutonium: A New Look at Modern Day National Security
May 9th, 2020 1:00PM -2:00PM
With the generous support of the Ploughshares Fund, Truman National Security Project’s Seattle Chapter is hosting a series of virtual fireside chats on how U.S. defense spending should complement global nuclear non-proliferation efforts in the era of COVID-19.
The next defense budget must balance our nation’s needs in fighting the coronavirus as well as threats that come from other nuclear powers including North Korea, Russia and China. Nuclear policies like No First Use, and agreements like New START – which is set to expire early next year – will remain important as we weigh security considerations under the new COVID-19 reality.
The Truman National Security Project is excited to announce that Seattle Congressman Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee will kick off the series on May 9 in a conversation with Truman member and President and CEO of the Seattle World Affairs Council Jacqueline Miller.