Author Archive

William J. Perry

Former Defense Secretary

William J. Perry
William J. Perry served as the 19th U.S. secretary of defense. He is a co-author of the just-released book “The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump.”
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Happy Birthday to the Bomb

If we want to avoid nuclear destruction for the next 75 years, we must take the president’s finger off the button.

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The US Does Not Need New Tactical Nukes

There’s a false narrative afoot: that we lack the weapons to deter a Russian nuclear strike.

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Why Clinton Gets My Vote, by Former Defense Secretary William Perry

The veteran of GOP and Democratic administrations says Trump is unfit for the presidency.