In an excerpt from his memoir, William Perry reflects on his diplomatic mission to Pyongyang intended to prevent North Korea from obtaining nuclear weapons and how the agreement eventually fell apart, creating the hostile negotiating atmosphere the U.S. faces today.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry delivered a sobering talk and Q&A in Hanover Thursday, focusing on the potential for nuclear devastation in today's global environment. His lecture, part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth's summer lecture series, was largely an attempt at a wake up call.
Six prominent former US government officials sent a letter today to President Donald Trump urging him to begin discussions with North Korea over its nascent nuclear weapons program.
Alex Wellerstein, a historian of science at the Stevens Institute of Technology, investigates the question of presidential nuclear authority brought up in Radiolab's recent podcast, "Nukes."