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Irans Nuclear End Game A Talk by Tom Reed

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 2:00 pm Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall Doheny Memorial Library - 240

The Tehran Triangle is a harrowing tale about Irans quest for the bomb. The story feels real; it could have been written by an intelligence insider and a nuclear weapons expert. And it was. Reed brings his expertise and deeply felt convictions about Iran home. He projects a credible end game for Irans nuclear ambitions.
James Schlesinger Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Director of Central Intelligence, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Energy

Tom Reed began his career doing physics at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In Edward Tellers words, Tom Reed was one of Livermores most creative designers of thermonuclear devices. Two of his designs were fired over the Pacific in 1962. Earlier he had graduated from Cornell as an engineer, then from graduate school at the University of Southern California. During the Ford and Carter years Reed served as Secretary of the Air Force and Director of the National Reconnaissance Office. With the end of the Cold War, Reed turned his attention to documenting the history of those times in his At the Abyss: An Insiders History of the Cold War, followed by The Nuclear Express: A Political History of the Bomb and Its Proliferation. His new historybased thriller, The Tehran Triangle infers one possible end game for Irans current nuclear ambitions. Reed lives in the wine country of northern California with his wife Kay and sheep dog Amy.
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