John J. Hamre


John J. Hamre is president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He served as US deputy secretary of defense from 1997 to 1999 and undersecretary of defense (comptroller) from 1993 to 1997, where he aided in management of the defense budget. Before his tenure at the Department of Defense, Hamre was professional staff member to the Senate Armed Services Committee and deputy assistant director at the Congressional Budget Office. He received a doctorate from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

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Sustaining American Leadership In The Nuclear Industry

by John J. Hamrevia Hoover Institution
Friday, October 2, 2015

Inexpensive natural gas makes the commercial case for new construction of nuclear power plants weak, but compelling reasons point to why America must nonetheless maintain its strength in the commercial nuclear power business. America’s historic interests in this area drove it to take the lead in designing a global regime of nuclear security