Stay well and stay safe!
Upcoming Event: December 10, 2020 9 am CT/10 am ET – 12 noon CT/1 pm ET
VIRTUAL INVITE LINK HIGHLIGHTED BELOW,
20th Annual Nuclear Triad and Deterrence Symposium
SECOND TO NONE: WORKING TOGETHER TO MODERNIZE AMERICA'S NUCLEAR DETERRENT
Hosted by Louisiana Tech Research Institute (LTRI), Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) and the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies (in association with Air Force Global Strike Command).
Invite Letter, Draft Agenda attached above
Please find your invitation and registration link for the 20th Triad Symposium hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, the Louisiana Tech Research Institute, and the Cyber Innovation Center.
Invitation to the Live Virtual Nuclear Triad Symposium 10 Dec 2020
We look forward to connecting with you at the symposium.
Colonel, USAF (ret)
Director, Collaborative Environment & Partnership Intermediary Agreement
Cyber Innovation Center
(318) 698-4853 - work
(318) 572-4447 - cell
133 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly
Contributions by Consultants:
· 11 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data
· 13 Pages Susan Cornwell TDCO ICBM FY21 Funding Data and Language
· Weekly Update (53 Pages Attached)
· Link to Mitchell Institute Video Seminars: https://www.mitchellaerospacepower.org/aerospace-nation
· Weekly Update (13 Pages Attached)
Attached DoD & Congressional Letters:
Attached Articles & Videos:
The INVITE to link into the event will be sent out as we approach the 10th of December
December 10, 2020 9 am CT/10 am ET – 12 noon CT/1 pm ET
SECOND TO NONE: WORKING TOGETHER TO MODERNIZE
AMERICA'S NUCLEAR DETERRENT
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The next published ICons weekly will be the weekend of 5 December, immediately preceding Pearl Harbor Remembrance.
114 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly
· 7 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data
· Weekly Update (29 Pages Attached)
· Weekly Update (14 Pages Attached)
Attached Articles & Videos: Provided by the dashing young “Uncle Bob Lindseth”
$113,000 averag annual bill didvided by 12
58 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly
· 10 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data AND NOVEMBER ELECTION related articles
· CSAF Aerospace Nation Seminar 20 Oct at 09:00 EDT…send Peter Huessy and email at PHussey@afa.org
· Weekly Update (20 Pages Attached)
· IGDA Directed Energy Symposium slides
· Weekly Update (14 Pages attached)
Attached Articles & Videos (Provided by “Uncle Bob Lindseth”)
Russian Nuclear Strategy and Conventional inferiority (attached)
National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies (attached)
How the United States Won the Cold War (attached)
Fit for Purpose? The US Strategic Posture in 2030 and Beyond (attached)
CSIS Analysis of the FY 2021 Defense Budget (attached)
1962 -- Cuban Missile Crisis begins
Author: History.com Editors
The Cuban Missile Crisis begins on October 14, 1962, bringing the United States and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear conflict.
Photographs taken by a high-altitude U-2 spy plane offered incontrovertible evidence that Soviet-made medium-range missiles in Cuba—capable of carrying nuclear warheads—were now stationed 90 miles off the American coastline. Tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union over Cuba had been steadily increasing since the failed April 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, in which Cuban refugees, armed and trained by the United States, landed in Cuba and attempted to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro.
Though the invasion did not succeed, Castro was convinced that the United States would try again, and set out to get more military assistance from the Soviet Union. During the next year, the number of Soviet advisors in Cuba rose to more than 20,000. Rumors began that Russia was also moving missiles and strategic bombers onto the island. Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev may have decided to so dramatically up the stakes in the Cold War for several reasons.
He may have believed that the United States was indeed going to invade Cuba and provided the weapons as a deterrent. Facing criticism at home from more hard-line members of the Soviet communist hierarchy, he may have thought a tough stand might win him support. Khrushchev also had always resented that U.S. nuclear missiles were stationed near the Soviet Union (in Turkey, for example), and putting missiles in Cuba might have been his way of redressing the imbalance.
Two days after the pictures were taken, after being developed and analyzed by intelligence officers, they were presented to President Kennedy. During the next two weeks, the United States and the Soviet Union would come as close to nuclear war as they ever had, and a fearful world awaited the outcome.
READ MORE: The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Timeline
51 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly
· 13 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data AND NOVEMBER ELECTION related articles
· Weekly Update (31 Pages Attached)
· Weekly Update (11 Pages attached)
Attached Articles & Videos
ResearchGate : Guide to Nuclear Deterrence in the Age of Great-Power Competition
85 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly
· 8 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data
· Weekly Update (38 Pages Attached)
· Russian Modernization Timeline
· US Nuclear Modernization IOC Pie Chart
· Weekly Update (10 Pages attached)
GAO Report to Congress: NUCLEAR WEAPONS: NNSA Should Further Develop Cost, Schedule, and Risk Information for the W87-1 Warhead Program
Upcoming Virtual Seminars
Strategic Deterrent Coalition
SDC Virtual Symposium on October 1, 2020
PLEASE RSVP NOW!!!
The Board of Directors of the Strategic Deterrent Coalition has rescheduled the SDC Symposium for May 5 - 6, 2021 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton, CT. The SDC will hold a virtual
84 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly
· 6 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data
· Weekly Update (66 Pages Attached)
· Weekly Update (12 Pages attached)
Minot Task Force 21
22 September Minot Task Force 21 Deterrence Conference "Seeking and Securing National Consensus on Nuclear Deterrence and Modernization"
PLEASE RSVP NOW
Registration is now open for the Sept 22, 2020 Triad Conference "Seeking and Securing National Consensus on Nuclear Deterrence and Modernization".
To rsvp and receive a Zoom password, please reply to this email or call the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce at 701.852.6000.(Letter Attached)
90 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly
· Weekly Update (36 Pages Attached)
· Weekly Update (13 Pages attached)
SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENTS: Please See Below
DATES IN 2020
symposium event on October 1, 2020 and we will provide more details as our agenda settles. We already have commitments from senior speakers. Virtual Invite Letter attached.
“National Day of Service and Remembrance” weekend, 11 Sep 2020
76 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly
· 10 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data
· Weekly Update (45 Pages Attached)
· CSAF 22 Strategic Approach
The Board of Directors of the Strategic Deterrent Coalition has rescheduled the SDC Symposium for May 5 - 6, 2021 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton, CT. The SDC will hold a virtual symposium event on October 1, 2020 and we will provide more details as our agenda settles. We already have commitments from senior speakers.
Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!
Special “God Bless the USA” Video (attached)
65 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly
· Weekly Update (75 Pages Attached)
· Commentary on William Perry’s Book (5 Pages Attached)
Provided by “Uncle Bob” Lindseth
July 15, 2020
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sept 22, 2020 Triad Conference "Seeking and Securing National Consensus on Nuclear Deterrence and Modernization" is going virtual. The event will consist of a mix of live web-streamed presentations with Q&A and pre-recorded presentations. Right after the virtual conference we'll make the presentations available "on-demand" via the Minot Chamber of Commerce website.
The conference will offer the same exceptional line-up of speakers as always. We will send out a detailed schedule of presentations and information on registering for the Sept 22 virtual conference soon. In the meantime, please put this on your calendar. (Letter Attached)
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