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Task Force 21-Minot (TF-21) is an activity of the Minot Area Chamber EDC that educates the local community, North Dakota officials, members of Congress and the public on national security issues, particularly ones that affect Minot Air Force Base, the U.S. Air Force, and our nuclear deterrent.

 

Save the Date for the next Triad Symposium | September 23, 2022

The next Task Force 21 – Minot sponsored Triad symposium will take place on Friday, September 23, 2022, at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St SE, Washington, D.C. The event will start with continental breakfast at 7 a.m. and will end around 2:30 p.m. (all EST).

This year's theme is "Modernizing Nuclear Forces to Meet Emerging Threats."

This will be the 11th symposium on Triad issues that Task Force 21 - Minot has hosted in coordination with Peter Huessy, President of Geostrategic Analysis. The focus has been on building a consensus to devote sufficient resources to sustaining and modernizing all three legs of the nuclear Triad. Task Force 21 is an activity of the Minot Area Chamber EDC that educates the local community, North Dakota officials, members of Congress and the public on national security issues, particularly ones that affect the U.S. Air Force and our nuclear deterrent.

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussier, Deputy Commander of U.S. Strategic Command, will be a featured speaker. As usual, there will be a great line up of speakers and panelists featuring key nuclear commanders and a wide array of the top professionals in the nuclear business.

Registration is not yet open. You will be able to RSVP when a formal invitation and agenda is sent out this summer. Please save the date; the in-person event does fill quickly and has a waiting list for attendees each year.

For those interested, agendas and presentations from the 2020 and 2021 Triad symposiums are available at the links on the bottom of this page.

Speaker Bios

Peter Huessy

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Peter Huessy is Director of Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies and President and CEO of Geo-Strategic Analysis. Mr. Huessy teaches nuclear deterrent and missile defense policy at the U.S. Naval Academy as part of his work on a wide range of national security and defense issues, including nuclear deterrence, missile defense, terrorism and counterterrorism, proliferation, energy and immigration. He created a nuclear deterrent and missile defense seminar series in 1983 and since then has hosted 1,500 of these seminars on key defense and national security issues for the Mitchell Institute, and previously for the National Defense Industrial Association and the National Defense University Foundation. He created the Triad series of conferences in 2011.