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Ashton B. Carter

Ashton B. Carter

Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

Former Chair of International & Global Affairs faculty, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (1993–1996), U.S. Department of Defense

Member of the Board (on leave), Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs

Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (April 2009–October 2011)

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense (October 2011 - December 2013

 

 

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2005 (continued)

November 2, 2005

The India Deal: Looking at the Big Picture

Testimony

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

Dr. Ashton B. Carter testifies before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the Implications for U.S. Nonproliferation Policy of the July 18, 2005 Joint Statement between President Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India

 

 

October 21, 2005

Panel: New Approaches for Addressing the Threat of WMD Proliferation

Presentation

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

Remarks by Ashton B. Carter at the Conference on "Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Current Challenges and New Approaches," at Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

 

 

July 20, 2005

Worst Weapons in Worst Hands: U.S. Inaction on the Nuclear Terror Threat Since 9/11, and a Path of Action

Report

By Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Secretary Madeleine K. Albright, Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School, Samuel R. Berger, General Wesley K. Clark, Former Senior Advisor, 2001-2009, Preventive Defense Project, Tom Donilon, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John D. Podesta, Susan E. Rice, General (ret.) John M. Shalikashvili, Former Founding Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project, Amb. Wendy R. Sherman, Dr. Elizabeth D. Sherwood-Randall, Former Founding Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project and Dr. James B. Steinberg

The gravest threat facing Americans today is a terrorist detonating a nuclear bomb in one of our cities. The National Security Advisory Group (NSAG) judges that the Bush administration is taking insufficient actions to counter this threat.

 

 

July 1, 2005

Interim Report on Nuclear Threat Reduction and the Fuel Cycle

Report

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Dr. Ronald Lehman II, Robert Einhorn, Dr. Alan A. Foley, Dr. David Kay, Dr. Susan Koch, Lawrence Scheinman, Former Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2000-2002, Dr. Arnold Kanter and Dr. William Schneider, Jr


Interim Report from the Policy Advisory Group (PAG), a panel of experts convened to provide advice to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on what Congress and the administration should do to strengthen the NPT system.

 

 

June 27, 2005

Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Transcript

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Juliette Kayyem, Lecturer in Public Policy (on Leave), Timothy Roemer, Senator Sam Nunn, Leonard Spector and Steven Brill

9/11 Public Discourse Project holds panel discussion on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

 

 

June 27, 2005

Worst People and Worst Weapons

Testimony

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

Dr. Ashton B. Carter testifies before the 9/11 Public Discourse Project's hearings on "The 9/11 Commission Report: The Unfinished Agenda."

 

 

April 5, 2005

A Failure of Policy, Not Spying

Op-Ed, Washington Post

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

The fallacy in the Bush administration's appointment of a commission to study intelligence failures is that there is almost never such a thing as a pure intelligence failure. Intelligence failure is usually linked to policy failure.

 

 

2005

The Essential Features of a Focused Strategy to Deal with the Proliferation Challenge: What Has Been Done and What Is to Be Done?

Book Chapter

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

Dr. Ashton B. Carter contributes a chapter to the Aspen Strategy Group's book examining the global proliferation threat and the policy tools at hand to prevent catastrophe.

 

2004

October 4, 2004

Overhauling Counterproliferation Intelligence

Testimony

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

Dr. Ashton B. Carter testifies before the Robb-Silberman Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.

 

 

September/October 2004

How to Counter WMD

Journal Article, Foreign Affairs, issue 5, volume 83

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities

Dr. Ashton B. Carter explains the counterproliferation policies needed to successfully wage a war on Weapons of Mass Destruction.

 

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