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Herbert Scoville, Jr.

Herbert Scoville, Jr. is president of the Arms Control Association and former deputy director of research for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Other positions he has held include assistant director for scientific intelligence at the CIA; assistant director for science and technology at the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, technical director of the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project for the Department of Defense, and a senior scientist on the Los Alamos Project for the Atomic Energy Commission. During World War II he worked for the National Defense Research Committee on a variety of research contracts related to chemical warfare.

Currently, Mr. Scoville serves as a board member for the Council for a Livable World and the Union of Concerned Scientists, as a council member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and on the board of advisors for the Center of Defense Information. He has been a witness before the Senate and House Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees on the subjects of defense budgets, strategic policies, and arms control.

Mr. Scoville is author of MX: Prescription for Disaster and Toward a Strategic Arms Limitation Agreement and is co-author of Missile Madness.