American Security Project
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2012)|
|American Security Project|
|Motto||vision. strategy. dialogue|
|Type||Public policy think tank|
|Headquarters||1100 New York Ave NW, Suite 710W|
|CEO||Stephen A. Cheney|
The American Security Project (ASP) is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2007, ASP’s stated goals include fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st-century challenges.
ASP researches and publishes a variety of topics framed as issues vital to the national security debate, including on American competitiveness, energy and climate, terrorism, nuclear security, and national security strategy.
Fields of Research
ASP is heavily involved in climate change and energy security policy research, focusing particularly on fusion energy. It regularly publishes reports on the struggle against al Qaeda, titled "Are We Winning?" ASP's nuclear security program has produced the "Nuclear Security Index", a layman's guide to worldwide nuclear power.
The Consensus for American Security is a group of influential military and national security leaders who have joined to create bipartisan support for pragmatic nuclear security policies. The Consensus promotes the maintenance of a credible U.S. nuclear deterrent while pushing to devalue the role of nuclear weapons worldwide.
The CEO of ASP is Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Retired). Its board of directors is chaired by former Senator Gary Hart (D-CO). The other board members are notable Democrats, Republicans, and retired military flag officers.
Board Members include:
- Lieutenant General Daniel Christman, USA (Ret.)
- Nelson W. Cunningham
- Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.)
- Senator Chuck Hagel
- Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy, USA (Ret.)
- Senator John Kerry
- General Lester L. Lyles, USAF (Ret.)
- Senator Warren B. Rudman
- Governor Christine Todd Whitman
- Admiral William Fallon, USN (Ret.)
- Norman R. Augustine
- Edward Reilly