Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Nuclear Triad Symposium Returns to Shreveport

by BIZ Magazine

Shreveport, LA – The third annual Nuclear Triad Symposium, a premier event for defense experts and military strategists, will take place at LSU Shreveport (LSUS) on Thursday, June 20. Hosted by Peter Huessy, President of Geo-Strategic Analysis and Senior Fellow with the National Institute for Deterrence Studies, in collaboration with LSUS and BRF, the symposium runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a networking reception.

Key Topics and Speakers

This year’s symposium will focus on the “Role of Triad in International Competition and Conflict.” Peter Huessy emphasized the significance of strategic modernization, quoting Dr. Clark Murdock, “the only other alternative is to rust to obsolescence.” This highlights the critical need for ongoing advancements in the U.S. nuclear capabilities to maintain national security.

Attendees will gain insights from a range of experts, including representatives from the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), Barksdale Air Force Base, the U.S. Navy, and the defense industry. Discussions will cover essential topics related to the three legs of the U.S. nuclear triad:

  • Strategic Bombers: Providing long-range strike capabilities.
  • Ballistic Missile Submarines and Their Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles: Ensuring stealth and second-strike capabilities.
  • Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs): Offering rapid-response deterrence.

Importance of the Symposium

The Nuclear Triad Symposium serves as a crucial platform for defense professionals to discuss and exchange ideas on maintaining and enhancing the United States’ nuclear deterrence capabilities. Given the strategic significance of Barksdale Air Force Base, which houses both strategic bombers and ICBM commands, Shreveport is a fitting location for this vital dialogue.

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, June 20
  • Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: LSU Shreveport
  • Followed by: Networking reception hosted by the Committee of 100 at the LSUS Collaboratory.

Registration

To participate in this informative event, interested parties can register through the following link: Register Here.

The symposium is an excellent opportunity for professionals and academics to deepen their understanding of the current state and future of the U.S. nuclear triad, as well as to engage with leaders in the field.

About the Hosts

Peter Huessy is a renowned expert in defense policy and strategy, serving as President of Geo-Strategic Analysis and Senior Fellow with the National Institute for Deterrence Studies. His collaboration with LSUS and BRF ensures a high-caliber event that addresses the pressing issues in national defense.

LSUS is committed to providing educational excellence and fostering community engagement through events like the Nuclear Triad Symposium.

BRF is a Shreveport-based economic development organization dedicated to fostering innovation and supporting initiatives that bolster the regional economy.

For more information and updates on the event, please visit the LSUS website or contact the event organizers directly.

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