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Dr. William J. Perry

Dr. William J. Perry

Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project

19th Secretary of Defense for the United States

 

 

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2009

Spring 2009

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Report

By Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project and General Brent Scowcroft, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security

Perry and Scowcroft chaired the Council on Foreign Relations independent task force on U.S. nuclear weapons policy.  The final report of the task force is provided here.

 

 

Spring 2009

America's Strategic Posture

Report

By Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project

Perry and Schlesinger chaired the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States.  The Executive Summary of the Final Report is provided here.

 

2008

June 22 - July 1, 2008

Report of the Strategic Security Issues Delegation to Taiwan and the People's Republic of China (PRC)

Report

By Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Admiral (ret.) Joseph W. Prueher, Former Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project, Robert D. Blackwill, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Stephen A. Orlins, Dr. David M. Lampton, Kurt M. Campbell, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy and International Relations, 1988-1993, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Assistant Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 1988-1993; and Former Research Fellow, ISP, 1985-1987, Dr. Ashley Tellis, Dr. Evan Medeiros and Jan Berris

Full text of the trip report from PDP's Track II meetings in Taiwan and the People's Republic of China (PRC).

 

 

Jan/Feb/Mar 2008

No Torture. No Exceptions.

Journal Article, The Washington Monthly, issue 1-3, volume 40

By Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project

PDP Co-Director Perry contributes to this collection of essays on the subject of torture.

 

 

January 15, 2008

"Toward a Nuclear-Free World"

Op-Ed, Wall Street Journal

By Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger and Senator Sam Nunn

George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger and Sam Nunn authored an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal, identifying a series of steps needed to pull the world "back from the nuclear precipice." Belfer Center Director Graham Allison, Co-Director of the Preventive Defense Project Ashton P. Carter, and Managing the Atom Senior Research Associate Matthew Bunn attended the conference at Stanford University's Hoover Institution that developed these steps, and endorsed the Op-Ed.

 

2007

October 2007

Reducing Nuclear Threats and Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

Report

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School, Joseph Cirincione, Tom Donilon, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Robert Einhorn, Leon Fuerth, Amb. Robert Gallucci, Ernest Moniz, George Perkovich and Amb. Wendy R. Sherman

This National Security Advisory Group report provides a new comprehensive strategy for reducing nuclear threats and preventing nuclear terrorism.

 

 

Autumn 2007

The Day After: Action Following a Nuclear Blast in a U.S. City

Journal Article, Washington Quarterly, issue 4, volume 30

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project and Dr. Michael M. May, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security

Failure to develop a comprehensive contingency plan, such as the one proposed here, and inform the American public, where appropriate, about its particulars will only serve to amplify the devastating impact of any nuclear attack on a U.S. city

 

 

June 12, 2007

After the Bomb

Op-Ed, New York Times

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project and Dr. Michael M. May, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security

Ashton B. Carter, William J. Perry, and Michael May call on the United States government to formulate contingency plans that may save thousands of lives and billions of dollars, prevent panic and promote recovery should a nuclear weapon go off in an American city.

 

 

May 31, 2007

The Day After: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast in an American City

Report

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project and Dr. Michael M. May, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security

The Preventive Defense Project convened a workshop of leading federal government civilian and military officials, scientists, policy experts, and journalists in Washington, D.C. to address "The Day After: Action in the 24 Hours Following a Nuclear Blast in an American City."

 

 

March / April 2007

China on the March

Magazine or Newspaper Article, National Interest, issue 88

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities and Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project

China's announcement of a major increase in military spending has raised many questions about the future of Washington's relations with Beijing. In the March/April 2007 issue of The National Interest, Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry provide answers.

 

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