The Next Step in Arms Control: A Nuclear Control Regime

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Lodal, Jan M.
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Arms control has been dominated by bilateral U.S./Russia negotiations and a plethora of partial measures, such as the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty. But what is needed is a new multilateral regime that can account for and control every gram of nuclear weapons capable material - fissile material. The regime must be comprehensive, universal, and enforceable. It can be built on many existing institutions and treaties, such as the IAEA and the NPT. The Nuclear Safety and Security Summits also provide a helpful model. But strong leadership from the United States will be required to launch this effort.
Leslie Callahan, for whom the memorial endowment is named, enjoyed a long and distinguished military career, serving in both the Philippines and Korea. Before his retirement from the US Army as a Colonel with 25 years of service, he had completed overseas and academic tours and held command and staff assignments related to technological development of air defense, guided missiles, avionics, and telecommunication systems. A 1944 graduate of the US Military Academy, he earned his master’s degree (1951) and Ph.D. (1961) in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the GT faculty in 1969 and taught ISYE courses for 16 years. He also played a major role in developing graduate Military Operations Research programs for DoD personnel. He established the Callahan Endowment in 1993.
Sponsors: Daisy Alliance and The Colonel Callahan Memorial Endowment Lecture.
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