2005 ASCO/INSS Strategic Concepts Roundtable: Conference Report   [open pdf - 287KB]

"The Advanced Systems and Concepts Office (ASCO) of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Air Force Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) co-hosted the 4th annual 'Strategic Concepts Roundtable' on September 14-15 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Approximately 50 participants enjoyed spirited discussions over the future of nuclear weapons and arms control during the two days of plenary and panel presentations. This conference series is meant to replace former roundtable workshops that were hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory. The organizers were pleased to have senior government and academic leaders in attendance to provide policy relevant commentary and value added to the discussions. [...] David Hamon and Kerry Kartchner of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Advanced Systems and Concepts Office (ASCO) began the conference by laying out their goals and purpose for the roundtable. This is the 5th in a nonconsecutive series of strategic concepts workshops, and the first in what they hope will become a revitalized series held annually in Colorado. While this year's topic was 'Nuclear Weapons and Global Security: Beyond the Moscow Treaty,' the subject was broadened at the request of the second sponsor organization to include considerations on the future of arms control, as well. That organization, the Air Force Institute for National Security Studies, was represented in opening comments by its director, Dr. James Smith. All three speakers emphasized that the roundtable was meant to be just that: a roundtable discussion, rather than an academic conference with formal presentations. The sponsors truly wanted the give and take of animated discussion over the future of U.S. nuclear weapons policy, arms control, and the global security environment." Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.

Report Number:
Report No. ASCO 2005 053; Report No. Advanced Systems and Concepts Office 2005 053
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Fourth Annual Strategic Concepts Roundtable. Colorado Springs, CO. September 14-15, 2005
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