Women of Mass Destruction
AICGS Senior Fellow Sarah Lohmann moderated a discussion on next generation thinking on deterrence policy on October 23. Meeting four days after President Trump had announced the United States would pull out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement, participants from Women in International Security (WIIS) were able to get an inside look at what moving nuclear policy looks like as both Munich’s Consulate General Meghan Gregonis and keynote speaker Rebecca Hersman, the director of CSIS’ Project on Nuclear Issues, spoke of their experiences working together on security policy in high levels of the U.S. government.
Dr. Lohmann posed questions about the security consequences of pulling out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces agreement, of potential budget reductions in the U.S. modernization program, and why a European public should be concerned about cutting research and development on low-yield sub-launched ballistic missiles. A lively discussion about Germany’s role in the nuclear debate, Europe’s response to the withdrawal, and the consequences for the transatlantic relationship ensued.