75 years of service to our nation


Vincent Manzo
Research Analyst


Vincent Manzo is an expert in nuclear weapons policy. His research portfolio includes deterrence, extended deterrence, escalation management, strategic stability, and arms control.

Prior to joining CNA, Manzo worked in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy from October 2013 to May 2017. Manzo received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service for his work on U.S. nuclear weapons policy, strategy and planning. Manzo also previously held research positions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University.

Manzo's articles have been published in Joint Forces Quarterly, Arms Control Today, The National Interest, and Defense One. He has delivered presentations at the University of Virginia, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the James Timbie Forum on Arms Control and Non-proliferation. Manzo holds an M.A. degree in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Political Science from Kenyon College.


October 30, 2017

Vincent Manzo writes "We can be confident that the deterring nuclear attack on the United States and its allies will remain the central role of U.S. nuclear weapons."

CSIS: "Fulfilling the Central and Enduring Role of U.S. Nuclear Weapons"

Strategy and Planning

Center for Strategic Studies
Strategic Initiatives Group