Peter Huessy is the Director of Strategic Deterrence Studies where he annually hosts over 40
Congressional Breakfast Seminars on Space, Nuclear Deterrence, Proliferation, Missile
Defense and Defense Policy, as well as providing expertise to the USAF and industry on their
two key nuclear elements of the Triad, the land based ICBMs and the Strategic Bombers. Mr.
Huessy also hosts on behalf of the Mitchell Institute and AFA two nuclear Triad symposiums
each year, one in Washington, D.C. and the other at a US nuclear related military base. Two
are planned in 2016 at the Bangor, Washington, Trident Navy submarine base on March 10-11
and in Washington, D.C. in September.
Mr. Huessy serves as an expert defense and national security analyst, helping to analyze
congressional activities, while monitoring defense budget and defense policy developments
on terrorism, counter-terrorism, immigration, energy policy, state-sponsored terrorism, missile
defense, especially US-Israeli joint defense efforts, nuclear deterrence, arms control,
proliferation, as well as tactical and strategic air, airlift, space and nuclear matters and such
state and non-state actors as North Korea, China, Iran, Syria, Venezuela and Hezbollah,
Hamas and Al Qaeda.
This also includes monitoring activities of think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and
other US government departments, as well as projecting future actions of Congress in this
area. His specialty is developing and implementing public policy campaigns to secure
support for important national security objectives.
Since 1983, Mr. Huessy has hosted 1250 Congressional breakfast, lunch and dinner seminars
on Capitol Hill dealing with missile defense, strategic nuclear modernization, strategic airlift,
strategic bombers, space, proliferation, arms control, homeland, port and maritime security
and defense policy as well as the security of Israel, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan and other
US allies. Prominent speakers featured each year include Uzi Rubin, formerly of the Israeli
Defense Ministry, as well as top officials in the USAF, Navy, and Department of Defense,
members of the Senate and House, as well as top national security professionals who
specialize in these areas .
Mr. Huessy has lectured at various professional schools and institutions in the DC area
including Johns Hopkins SAIS, the Naval Academy, the US War College, the Joint Military
Intelligence College, the Institute of World Politics and Georgetown University.
For many years he wrote op-eds for the Washington Times under the direction of Tony
He now writes also for a number of additional publications including the Gatestone Institute,
Big Peace, Family Security Matters, Human Events, National Review, Fox News and Frontiers of
Freedom. He has written extensively on the subject of Iran’s state sponsorship of terrorism and
the threats to Israel and the United States. He has written for the JINSA Journal of International
Security Affairs as well as InFocus and the ROA Monthly magazine.
He has testified before Congressional Committees and has extensive knowledge of Congress
and the Executive Branch of the US Governmen