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Is a new naval nuclear arms race with China inevitable?

Event Type
Department of Physics. Part of a Series honoring Jeremiah Sullivan.
Room 141 Loomis Lab
Sep 21, 2016   4:00 pm  
Dr. Clifford Singer, Emeritus Professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineeing and Department of Political Science. Director of ACDIS
Free and open to the public

Singer FlyerA current U.S. focus on enhancing antisubmarine warfare in the Far East has the potential to feed into a spiraling arms race where China builds more nuclear armed submarines, with potentially no end in sight until it becomes clear that defense against China's nuclear weapons delivery capability in infeasible. This is an underwater analogue of US/Soviet missile offense and defense conundrum where Jeremiah Sullivan's work with others helped illuminate the situation, an effort followed by a redirection of the U.S. national missile defense program.

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