April 9: Nuclear bombs target of Foley Distinguished Lecture

'Licorne' was the test of a 914 kiloton thermonuclear bomb by the French government in the Mururoa Atoll, French Polynesia, on July 3, 1970.
Licorne was the test of a 914 kiloton thermonuclear bomb by the French government in the Mururoa Atoll, French Polynesia, on July 3, 1970.

PULLMAN, Wash. – The need and future of nuclear bombs will be the topic of the next Foley Distinguished Lecture to be presented by General Kevin Chilton, 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, in CUE 203. The presentation also will be live streamed and recorded via the Foley Institute’s YouTube channel.

Chilton, a former U.S. Air Force four-star general and test pilot, served as commander for U.S. Strategic Command for four years. Chilton spent 11 years of his military career as a NASA astronaut.

His presentation, titled “U.S. nuclear weapons: What are they good for?,” will address:

  • The role that U.S. nuclear weapons have played in the past.
  • The importance of nuclear weapons in the future.
  • Has the nuclear deterrence been successful in guaranteeing peace?
  • What challenges does the U.S. confront in the future?

For more information see the Foley Distinguished Lecture website.

 

Contact:

  • Richard Elgar, assistant director, WSU Foley Institute, 509-335-3477, relgar@wsu.edu

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