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bruce blair

Dr. Blair is a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institute. His academic research concentrates on the nuclear command and control of U.S. and Russian strategic weapons. He is a former Colonel in U.S. Strategic Command and served as a Minuteman launch officer.

matthew bunn

He is an expert on the security of weapons-usable nuclear material in the former Soviet Union and served as adviser to the White House Office of Science and Technology in the Clinton administration. He is currently Assistant Director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program at Harvard University's Center for Science and International Affairs.


He was the Assistant Secretary of Defense under William Perry in the Clinton administration. He prepared and presented the Nuclear Posture Review in 1993, and was directly involved in Project Sapphire and the removal of nuclear missiles from the Ukraine. He is currently at the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.

general vladimir dvorkin

He recently retired from the Strategic Rocket Forces and is now the Director of the Fourth Central Research Institute in Moscow, which is responsible for strategic nuclear planning and policy. He is a top advisor to the Russian Minister of Defense, General Igor Sergeyev and acts as a liaison to the U.S. military and the Department of Defense.


He is a Republican senator from Indiana and is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. With Democratic Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia he led early efforts to secure the nuclear arsenal of the former Soviet Union after the collapse of communism. Together they drafted and helped enact the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) legislation that came to be known as the Nunn-Lugar Program. Since 1992, this program has spent $2.5 billion on helping secure Russian nuclear weapons and material.

general eugene habiger

He recently retired from the U.S. Air Force at the rank of a four-star general. His final assignment was as the top U.S. nuclear commander at Stratcom, the command and control center for U.S. strategic weapons. He was a B-52 pilot and served in Vietnam where he flew combat missions. He was among the first few high-ranking U.S officers to tour top-secret nuclear facilities in Russia.


He is a senior analyst at the Hudson Institute in Washington, where he is an expert on the Russian military. He has recently written a book about problems in the Russian armed forces called The Collapse of the Soviet Military. He spent his military career in the U.S. Army and headed the National Security Agency under President Ronald Reagan.

admiral stansfield turner

He was a commander of the nuclear submarine fleet in the U.S. Navy and was also the Director of Central Intelligence under President Carter. In 1998, he wrote a book called Caging the Nuclear Genie in which he develops a proposal for nuclear disarmament strategy which he calls "strategic escrow."

congressman curt weldon

He is a Republican member of the House (PA) and serves as the chair of the House Sub-committee on National Security. He has conducted a number of hearings on the security of the Russian nuclear arsenal, including an inquiry about Russian "suitcase bombs" in 1997.

alexei yablokov

Former Science Advisor to Yeltsin, Yablokov testified before a subcommittee of the House National Security Committee in October, 1997 about the existence of unaccounted for "suitcase" nuclear weapons.

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