Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century: Can we get beyond MAD as the baseline strategy?
Unique among Marines, General Cartwright served as Commander of U.S. Strategic Command, before being nominated and appointed as the 8th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's second highest military officer.
During his four year tenure as Vice Chairman across two Presidential administrations and constant military operations against diverse and evolving enemies, he became widely recognized for his vision of future national security concepts.
General Cartwright now serves as the Chair of the Global Zero U.S. Nuclear Policy Commission, which in recent testimony before Congress has advocated a reduced nuclear arsenal based solely on submarines and bombers.
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James Cartwright addresses the Smith Seminar on November 27, 2012
James Cartwright (l) and Harold Smith at the Smith Lecture, November 27, 2012