February 4th, 2006 10:03 EST
Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board Meeting
The Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board (ACNAB) held an organizational meeting on Monday, January 30. The Board will provide the Department with insight and advice on a broad range of international security issues. The Board is sponsored by the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Robert Joseph, and is composed of national security experts with scientific, military, diplomatic, and political backgrounds. A list of members appears below.
Former United States Senator Fred D. Thompson is the Chairman of the Board. His leadership and vast experience will ensure that the Board will provide the Department with valuable and independent analysis and assessments.
The Board will provide a unique contribution on issues faced by the Department in carrying out its international security responsibilities. Reports will be provided directly to the Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Members of the Board plan to present their unclassified studies and conclusions to the public.
Secretary of State Rice reestablished the Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board in late 2005. Since this was the first meeting of the reconstituted Board, it focused on administrative matters and potential topics for study. The Board will meet quarterly.
Due to the discussion of classified information, this meeting was closed to the public.
The Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board
United States Department of State
Senator Fred Thompson (Chairman)
Dr. Michael R. Anastasio
Dr. Kathleen Bailey
Ms. Alison B. Fortier
Dr. William Graham
Mr. Stephen Kappes
Mr. Mitchel B. Kugler (Could not attend January 30th meeting)
Dr. Ronald F. Lehman
Vice Admiral Robert Monroe, USN (Ret)
Dr. Gordon Oehler
Dr. Keith Payne
Dr. Robert Pfaltzgraff
Senator Charles Robb
Dr. Amy Sands
Dr. James Schlesinger
Dr. William Schneider
Dr. William Van Cleave
Source: The UN