Speaker: Kroenig, M. (Georgetown University)
Date: 30 March 2018
SMA hosted a speaker session presented by Dr. Matt Kroenig (Georgetown University) as a part of its SMA STRATCOM Academic Alliance Speaker Series. Dr. Kroenig began the session by posing the question “What kind of nuclear posture does the United States need to protect itself and its allies?” He then went on to discuss the logic behind conventional second-strike theory, as well as the logic behind American nuclear strategy and what makes it unique. Dr. Kroenig continued by stating three arguments that support the notion that nuclear superiority is advantageous. He concluded the session by identifying four disadvantages of maintaining nuclear superiority, as well as the session’s key takeaways and implications on both international relations theory and US foreign policy.
Due to an audio recording error, the first 10 minutes of this speaker session have been cut off.