Events at the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum, 2016
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Decay in America's Nuclear Arsenal
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
ANN ARBOR-- Ralph Vartabedian, co-recipient of the 2014 Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense spoke to an attentive audience at the Library about the current state of America's nuclear arsenal. Mr. Vartabedian, National Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, provided an historical overview of America's nuclear arsenal from its inception during World War II to our present post-Cold War world, presenting insights into the many facets of the nation's aging nuclear complex. He also discussed the potential threats posed by the nuclear programs of such countries as Russia, China, North Korea, and India in today's changing world.