IAM William J. Perry, Former Secretary of Defense, and I hope my grandchildren live in a world where nuclear weapons are never used again- Ask Me Anything!
My short bio: Hi Reddit, I am William J. Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Clinton.
Over the span of my lifetime, I have witnessed the rise of the nuclear era; from the shores of Japan in 1945 as an Army Engineer where I witnessed the devastation possible from conventional bombs, to the Cuban Missile Crisis where I advised President Kennedy as an expert in Soviet nuclear weapons systems and woke up every day expecting it to be my last, all the way to the Pentagon where I worked to oversee the disarmament of several thousand nuclear weapons from the former Soviet states of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus. I've written a memoir of my experiences, "My Journey at the Nuclear Brink."
In my continued hope to keep the world safe from nuclear catastrophe, I founded the William J. Perry Project to engage a generation that did not grow up under the threat of the Cold War in a dialogue on the growing threat of nuclear weapons to all of us today.
I'm here on Reddit today with help from my granddaughter, ask me anything!
My Proof: twitter
Update:Thank you Reddit, we're done for now! My granddaughter kept telling me that I'd be answering questions about ducks and horses, but since you didn't ask, I'd go up against the horse sized duck. We hope to come back in a few hours to answer a few follow-up questions, so keep posting!