Jeffrey LewisWohlstetter Event at Hudson

I failed to mention Bob Zarate is having an event for his Wohlstetter book at the Hudson Institute on Monday:

The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) and Hudson Institute

invite you to participate in a seminar panel presentation

“Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter’s Writings and the Future of U.S. National Strategy”

Monday, February 23, 2009
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center, Hudson Institute,
1015 15th Street, N.W. 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

What role, if any, might nuclear weapons play in bolstering existing and future U.S. security alliances? Is the current set of U.S. nuclear policies more likely to compound rather then further restrain the spread of nuclear weapons technologies? Is it useful—or even still possible—for the United States to develop a comprehensive national security strategy to meet the dangers that it faces in the 21st century? How should the U.S. prepare against future nuclear crises?

Albert Wohlstetter (1913-1997) and Roberta Morgan Wohlstetter (1912-2007) were two of America’s most innovative and influential thinkers of strategy in the nuclear age. Their works, perhaps more than any other Cold War strategic analyst, helped to shape the strategic policy decisions of both Democratic and Republican both during and after the Cold War.

Join us as Andrew Marshall (Director of the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment), Henry S. Rowen (2005 WMD Commissioner & former JFK/LBJ Defense official), Richard Perle (AEI resident fellow & former Reagan Pentagon official), and Stephen J. Lukasik (former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency director) assess the continuing relevance of the Wohlstetters’ strategic insights. Each panelist contributed commentaries to Nuclear Heuristics: Selected Writings of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter (2009), a new book edited by NPEC research fellow Robert Zarate and NPEC executive director Henry Sokolski that contains timely and enduring Wohlstetter works. Free copies of this volume will be made available at the event.

To RSVP, kindly e-mail your name and affiliation to

I am definitely going to try to make it.


  1. Maggie Darwin (History)

    Typo in the headline. s/even/event