Perry strives for worldwide nuclear disarmament

Thursday, November 10, 2011

William Perry, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, discusses his concerns about the broadly emerging proliferation of nuclear weapons and growing access to the ingredients for making them. The Cold War may be twenty years in the past, but Perry, who turned eighty-four in October, is engaged in its aftermath: the danger remaining in the massive US and Russian nuclear stockpiles and the clamor by countries and rogue military groups to make use of them.

The mission is to facilitate worldwide nuclear disarmament. It is a path he has shared most recently with three well-known partners: former secretaries of state George P. Shultz and Henry Kissinger and former US senator and national security expert Sam Nunn.

“We have to inform people,” Perry said. ˜The huge task before us today is an education task.”

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