On Tuesday, June 25, the Atlantic Council hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion on the United States’ missile defense strategy with Elaine Bunn, the recently appointed deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear and missile defense policy.
Ms. Bunn and the participants discussed the Obama Administration’s missile defense policies, recent decisions concerning homeland missile defense, and the ongoing effort to construct regional missile defense architectures with US allies in Europe, the Middle East, and Northeast Asia. This event built on the Atlantic Council’s conference on global missile defense conducted earlier this year.
Ms. Bunn was appointed deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear and missile defense policy in March 2013. Prior to this, she served as a distinguished research fellow in the Center for Strategic Research at the National Defense University’s Institute for Strategic Studies (INSS). Before joining INSS she was a senior executive in the Office of Secretary of Defense, where she worked for twenty years on international security policy.