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12th Annual Triad Symposium Agenda

7:00 a.m.
Check-in | Continental Breakfast
7:40 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction:
Mark J. Jantzer and Brekka Kramer, Task Force 21 Minot
7:45 a.m.
Gen Thomas A. Bussiere, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command and Commander, Air Forces Strategic – Air, U.S. Strategic Command, Barksdale Air Force Base The ICBM and Bomber Transition
8:45 a.m.
Representative Kelly Amstrong, (R-ND) Perspectives on The Nuclear Deterrent
9:00 a.m.
Dr. Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute Russia’s Nuclear Policy and Threat After Ukraine
9:20 a.m.
Networking Break
9:45 a.m.
Senator John Hoeven, (R-ND), The State of the US Nuclear Deterrent
10:05 a.m.
Maj Gen Jason Armagost, USAF, Commander, Eighth Air Force Operationalization of Modernization
10:35 a.m.
Vice Admiral Johnny Wolfe, U.S. Navy Director of Strategic Systems Programs Rear Admiral Scott Pappano, U.S. Navy Program Executive Officer, Strategic Submarines Some Navy Perspectives on the Nuclear Challenges
11:05 a.m.
Brig Gen Stacy Jo Huser, USAF, Special Assistant to the 20th Air Force Commander Overcoming Challenges to Modernization
11:35 a.m.
Mike Pillsbury, Senior Fellow, China Strategy, The Heritage Foundation What is the China Debate in the United States About?
11:55 a.m.
Dr. Brooke Taylor, Founder and CEO of Defending Our Country Educating the Next Generation in Strategic Deterrence
12:15 a.m.
Buffet Luncheon Served | Networking
12:45 p.m.
Thomas Troyano, Vice President, Systems Planning and Analysis The Imperative of Nuclear Modernization
1:05 p.m.
Maj Gen John J. Nichols, USAF, Director of Global Operations, US Strategic Command USSTRATCOM Global Operations Perspective
1:35 p.m.
Matthew Costlow, Senior Analyst at the National Institute for Public Policy Hair Triggers, Sponges and Strange Myths: The Real  Story of ICBMs  Followed by Discussion with Peter Huessy
1:55 p.m.
Honorable Franklin C. Miller, Principal the Scowcroft  Group The View from 40,000 Feet: U.S. Nuclear Deterrent  Strategy
2:15 p.m.
Mark J. Jantzer, Task Force 21 Minot, Concluding Remark
All times are in EDT.
Military: Service Dress
Civilians: Informal (Business Suit for gentlemen, Dress or Suit for ladies)