Charlotte Shultz, George's wonderful wife, was having a conversation with him in my presence, and she was saying, “George, you and Sam and Bill are getting old. You're 92, Kissinger's 89, 90, Perry's 83 or 84 and Nunn's 74. Can't you get some younger people involved?" And George replied, “Yeah, Charlotte,” he said, “we were thinking about Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright.
— Former Senator Sam Nunn on the push to get younger people involved in nuclear-arms reduction efforts. Nunn spoke, along with soon-to-be ex-senator Richard Lugar, at a ceremony in Washington Monday hailing the 20th anniversary of the Nunn-Lugar program they championed to rid Russia and three other former Soviet republics of their loose nukes. It has since gone on to rid other nations of nuclear material as well as biological and chemical weapons.
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