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The American Security Project cordially invites you to a lunchtime discussion:

The Last U.S. Nuclear Test – 20 Years Later

Status and Prospects for the

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Wednesday, September 26, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m

Main speaker:
Rose Gottemoeller
Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

Moderated by:
BGen Stephen A. Cheney USMC (Ret.)
CEO, American Security Project

The United States has observed a moratorium on nuclear testing for the past twenty years, but has not yet ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

Join us for a lunchtime discussion with Undersecretary Rose Gottemoeller on prospects for CTBT ratification, the status of the Stockpile Stewardship Management Program, efforts to ensure the safety and security of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, and other nuclear policy issues.

The event will take place in at the American Security Project
1100 New York Avenue, Suite 710 West.
Lunch refreshments will be served

The discussion will begin promptly at 12:30.  Please arrive by 12:00 for registration.
We hope you can join us.

Please RSVP by Monday, September 24, to


Acting Undersecretary Rose Gottemoeller
The Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance since 2009, Undersecretary Gottemoeller was the chief U.S. negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia.  She previously served as the Director of the Moscow Center for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and as Deputy Undersecretary of Energy for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, where she was responsible for all nonproliferation cooperation with Russia and the Newly Independent States.

BGen Stephen Cheney USMC (Ret.)
BGen Cheney is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Security Project.  A Naval Academy graduate, Steve’s career included a wide variety of command and staff positions culminating as Inspector General of the Marine Corps and later Commanding General of Parris Island.  A former Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, he was also Deputy Executive Secretary to Defense Secretaries Cheney and Aspin.


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