Center for American Progress

: Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons
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Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons

12:30 - 2:00 PM EST

We are pleased to invite you to a luncheon discussion on Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons. Bomb Scare begins with the first atomic discoveries of the 1930s and covers the history of their growth all the way to the current crisis with Iran. Cirincione unravels the science, strategy, and politics that have fueled the development of nuclear stockpiles and increased the chance of a nuclear attack. He also explains why many nations choose not to pursue nuclear weapons and pulls from this the outlines of a solution to the world?s proliferation problem: a balance of force and diplomacy, enforcement, and engagement that yields a steady decrease in these deadly arsenals.

In the March 15th issue of The New York Review of Books, Jason Epstein, founder of the publication says, “Cirincione writes as a seasoned Washington observer…his invaluable new book…ought to be read by everyone as a matter of life and death.”

Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, says that Bomb Scare is “Succinct and smart, informed by insight drawn from long experience, Bomb Scare is the best one-volume examination of the history and challenges of the nuclear arms race yet written.”

Robert Gallucci, Dean of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, says Bomb Scare is “a compact, balanced, and wise treatment of an issue that is of critical importance to our security.”

Featured Speakers:
Dafna Linzer, National Security Correspondent, The Washington Post
Joe Cirincione, Author, Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons and Vice President for National Security, Center for American Progress