The 10th Bi-Annual Nuclear Deterrent Symposium will be held in Silverdale on March 11th. It’s also known as the Triad Symposium and we’re very fortunate that it will be held in our area. This is a real opportunity to learn about the future of Strategic Deterrence from our nation’s leadership. This year’s theme is The Benefits of Strategic Nuclear Deterrence: Modernizing the Triad and Nuclear Deterrent Enterprise. The lead organizations for the symposium are the Air Force Association, National Defense Industrial Association, and Reserve Officer Association. The symposium will be held at the Silverdale Beach Hotel Ballroom, 3073 NW Bucklin Hill Road.
Keynote Speakers include:
- Admiral Cecil Haney, Commander of US Strategic Command
- Maj. Gen. Michael Fortney, USAF, Vice Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command
- Vice Admiral Terry Benedict, Director, SSP
Here is the Agenda. Please note that there is an SSBN tour opportunity. You will receive registration information for the tour after you register for the conference.
7:30-8:00 Registration and Buffet Breakfast
8:05-8:15 Welcoming Remarks from Rear Admiral David Kriete, Commander, Submarine Group 9.
8:15-8:20 Introductory Remarks by Peter Huessy, President, Geo-Strategic Analysis, and Senior Defense Consultant, Mitchell Institute, Air Force Association
8:20-9:05 Brad Roberts, Lawrence Livermore National Lab – “The Case for Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century.”
9:05-10:00 Maj. Gen. Michael Fortney, USAF, Vice Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command.
10:00-11:00 Vice Admiral Terry Benedict, Director, SSP and RAdm Keith Beckett (RN) (invited) (ORP update; Navy-Air Force collaboration on strategic systems; UK Trident replacement)
11:20-12:40 Panel: Todd Harrison, Director, Defense Budget Analysis, CSIS; Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia (invited); Rebecca Hersman, Director, CSIS PONI; and Amb. Eric Edelman, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, CSBA (Invited).
12:45-1:15 Break and Lunch Buffet
1:15-2:00 Luncheon Keynote – Admiral Cecil Haney, Commander of US Strategic Command: “Strategic Deterrence in an Uncertain World”
2:00-3:00 Dan Goure, Lexington Institute; and Professor Matthew Kroenig, Georgetown University.
3:00-3:15 Load Buses for the Submarine Tour
5:30-6:00 Return to the Hotel for the Social Reception at 6:30pm