F654 Summer 2018 Current Issues in Nuclear Weapons Command and Control
Thursday, 11:50–1:15, July 26
Instructor: John Weinstein
After their use in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II, nuclear weapons have never again been used, in part because they are considered by many to be the ultimate weapon. Others fear that once used, nuclear weapons will escalate without control. How do they work and what are their capabilities? What are their effects? Do different nuclear weapons have different capabilities? How are they targeted? Could escalation be controlled? How do we ensure the weapons remain safe and secure? These are just a few of the issues that will be addressed by a former senior government official who worked on these issues for over 25 years.
Lt. John Weinstein, a 15-year law enforcement veteran, is an NVCC Police Department commander, overseeing strategic planning and community outreach. Weinstein holds a PhD in international politics and is a nationally-recognized expert in nuclear weapons command and control.