Missile Threat to U.S. Topic of Upcoming Luncheon

The United States faces serious threat of missle attack and must act to build a comprehensive defense system, according to Brian Kennedy, a leading policy analyst and vice president of The Claremont Institute. Kennedy will be the featured luncheon speaker at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at 12:15 p.m.

Kennedy will discuss the growing threat of ballistic missiles to the United States and the politics of building a national missile defense. The event is sponsored by Claremont McKenna College's Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.

Kennedy has been with the Claremont Institute since 1989 and currently directs their project to assess the strategic ballistic missile threat to the United States. He has conducted briefings for state legislators and members of Congress that led to congressional commission and a statement by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that "the nuclear threat against the United States is serious and imminent".

This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating is available on a first come, first serve basis only. The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is located at 385 E. Eighth Street, at the intersection of Eighth & Amherst Streets in Claremont.

The Keck Center provides a forum for education and research about the critical aspects of contemporary international affairs and strategic issues, with a special emphasis on Europe and Asia. The Keck Center sponsors lecture series, student fellowships for undergraduates, visiting scholars, conferences and publications on issues of vital concern.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Mr. Kennedy, please contact the Keck Center for International Strategic Studies at 621-8213.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college dedicated to educating leaders in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls 1,000 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges.