Hearing on “China’s Advanced Weapons”

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419

Washington, DC

Hearing Co-Chairs: Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew and Senator James Talent


9:30 AM – 9:35 AM:           Opening Remarks: Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew and Senator James Talent


9:35 AM – 11:05 AM:         Panel I: China’s Hypersonic and Maneuverable Re-Entry Vehicle Programs

  • James Acton, Ph.D., Co-Director of Nuclear Policy Program and Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Andrew S. Erickson, Ph.D., Professor of Strategy, China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College
  • Mark Stokes, Executive Director, Project 2049 Institute

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM:       Break


11:15 AM – 12:45 PM:        Panel II: China’s Directed Energy and Electromagnetic Weapons Programs

  • Richard Fisher, Senior Fellow, Asian Military Affairs, International Assessment and Strategy Center
  • Timothy Grayson, Ph.D., President, Fortitude Mission Research, LLC

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM:          Lunch Break


1:45 PM – 3:15 PM:            Panel III: China’s Counterspace, Unmanned, and Artificial Intelligence Weapons Programs

  • Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis, Director of the Aerospace Security Project, and Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Elsa Kania, Analyst, Long Term Strategy Group
  • Kevin Pollpeter, Research Scientist, CNA

3:15 PM – 3:20 PM:            Closing Remarks


3:20 PM:                              Adjourn