US security - Russia’s concern

President of Ploughshares Fund Joseph Cirincione and senior advisor to the Center for Defence Information Philip Coyle

Joseph Cirincione
1949 - Born in New York
1971 - Graduates, Boston College
1983 - Receives Masters of Science, Georgetown School of Foreign Service
1985 - Professional staff member, Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Government Operations, U.S. House of Representatives
1998 - Director for Non-proliferation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2006 - Author, Deadly arsenals: nuclear, biological and chemical threats
2006 - Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Centre for American Progress, Washington, D.C.
2007 - Author, Bomb scare: the history and future of nuclear weapons
2008 - President, Ploughshares Fund

Philip Coyle
1934 - Born in Massachusetts
1957 - Graduates, Dartmouth College
1959 - Joins Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California
1981 - Returns to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California
1987 - Associate Director and Deputy Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California
1994 - Assistant Secretary of Defence and Director, operational test and evaluation, U.S. Department of Defence
1995 - Co-chairman, Defence Department’s joint cross-service group for test and evaluation
2001 - Senior adviser, U.S. Centre for Defence Information
2004 - Serves on governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's base support and retention council
2005 - Appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the defence base realignment and closure commission

Bill Clinton, when he was in the White House, decided against the deployment of missile defence systems. President Bush, on the contrary, supported and started implementing the idea. But will the ABM system in Europe make the world safer? And can this decision be reversed if the Democrats win the presidential election in the US? The guests to answer these questions are the President of Ploughshares Fund, Joseph Cirincione, and senior advisor to the Center for Defense Information, Philip Coyle.