Monday, April 13, 2009 ● 7:00 p.m.
The Terror War and Nuclear Proliferation:
Strategic risks and options for the U.S. and Israel as international terror
networks prepare to go nuclear
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“Our nation is at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred …”
President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech, January 2009
Sunday, April 5 – North Korea test-fires a Taepodong 2 ballistic missile in violation of U.N. Resolution 1718.
The U.N. – The IAEA discovers a uranium stockpile big enough to give Iran its first bomb.
Iran – Tehran announces a satellite launch, closing in on a missile that could reach the U.S.
Pakistan – The world’s most notorious nuclear weapon black-marketeer goes free.
We are nearing the threshold of a new era of nuclear confrontation – and unlike in the Cold War, this time the U.S. and its allies will face a range of enemies and ideologies that make reliance on deterrence a high-risk bet.
The Congressional EMP Commission recently released their final report: A single small nuclear warhead used in a high atmosphere EMP strike could cause catastrophic, continent-wide damage. Against this background, both Israel and the United States have taken only limited steps toward acquiring effective missile defenses, and neither nation has taken
steps to protect itself from the effects of a nuclear EMP strike.
With both nations routinely identified by rogue nations and terrorists as priority targets for destruction, four organizations have come together to sponsor a unique presentation: Children of Holocaust Survivors, the Israel Missile Defense Association, the Claremont Institute and the EMP Awareness Taskforce (EMPACT).
Avi Schnurr, Executive Director of Israel’s Missile Defense Association, will provide a special, insider’s briefing on Israel’s perspective – the coming threats, and what can be done about them. He will be joined in a panel by Brian T. Kennedy, President of the Claremont Institute, who will offer expert analysis of the risks and opportunities faced by the United States. Larry Greenfield, VP and Fellow of American Studies at the Claremont Institute will moderate.
Avi and Brian combine for over half a century of technological and legislative experience in the field of missile defense. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these two experts explain the scope of the ballistic missile threat, the ways that we can.
A safe and secure Israel is vital to world interest.
A safe and secure Israel is a prerequisite to genuine peace in the world.