The National Press Club hosted a panel discussion entitled "Preventing Nuclear Terrorism" Friday morning.
Panel experts included: Robert Gallucci, current president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the former chief U.S. negotiator during the 1994 North Korean nuclear crisis; Joseph Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund; Alexander Glaser, assistant professor at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Sharon Squassoni, director and senior fellow, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Proliferation Prevention Program.
In addition to talking about the importance of preventing nuclear terrorism, the experts also discussed the results of last week's nuclear security summit in Seoul and the new proposal that would require the United States and other nations to halt the production of fissile material (which is used to make nuclear bombs). It was during the Seoul summit that Pres. Obama was overheard telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev he'd have "more flexibility" to deal with issues such as missle defense after November's election. The remark made headlines across the U.S. with critics accusing the president of having a secret deal with his Russian counterpart.