Linton F. Brooks
Ambassador Brooks is Administrator of the Department of Energy’s semi-autonomous National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a position he has held since July 2002. NNSA is responsible for designing, producing, and maintaining the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile of approximately 10,000 warheads. Brooks’ involvement in national security and nuclear matters extends back more than four decades to his service as a Navy officer. His many high-ranking posts included tours as Director of the Navy’s Strategic and Theater Nuclear Warfare Division, Director of Defense Programs on the National Security Council, and Assistant Director for Strategic and Nuclear Affairs at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. As the Chief Strategic Arms Reductions Negotiator, Brooks helped conclude the 1991 START I and 1993 START II accords cutting U.S. and Soviet/Russian strategic nuclear weapons.
Dr. Jeanloz is a professor of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California at Berkeley and chairs the National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC). Established in 1980, CISAC enlists distinguished scientists and policy experts in national security studies. Jeanloz participated in the 2005 CISAC study Monitoring Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear-Explosive Materials. He also contributed to a separate nuclear earth-penetrator weapons study by the National Research Council of the National Academies, which found that exploding a nuclear weapon a few meters underground would essentially produce similar casualties in surrounding areas as detonating it above ground. He also served from 2001 to 2003 on the Advisory Committee of the National Nuclear Security Administration.
David E. Mosher
Mr. Mosher is a Senior Policy Analyst at RAND, a nonprofit research organization established nearly 60 years ago. At RAND, Mosher researches nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defenses, defense spending, and the role of the U.S. military. In 2003, he coauthored Beyond the Nuclear Shadow: A Phased Approach for Improving Nuclear Safety and U.S.-Russian Relations. The report recommended a series of steps that Washington and Moscow should pursue to reduce the risk of accidental or unauthorized use of nuclear arms, a danger that Mosher and his coauthors argued is perpetuated by the Cold War-era postures maintained by the two former rivals. Before joining RAND, Mosher was a principal analyst in the national security division of the Congressional Budget Office.