By AuxBeacon News Staff
[Editor’s Note: CAPTalkers and AuxBeacon readers have privately called our attention to this sad story, which we have validated.]
Dr. Adam B. Lowther, the civilian director of the US Air Force’s School for Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies at Kirtland Air Force Base, has been charged in the rape of a 4-year-old girl. He was arrested on Wednesday August 30th and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
According to Adam B. Lowther, nuclear deterrence can be conceptualized as a continuous spectrum with three components:
deterrence by dissuasion,
deterrence by denial, and
deterrence by threat.
One CAP member, who asked to remain anonymous in their contact with us, points out that Lowther’s sequence is identical to the tactics used by Civil Air Patrol in deterring its members from reporting crimes, fraud and other abuses of authority up the chain of command, to BOG Chairs like Jayson Altieri or Judith Fedder, or up to Congress and Senators, like John McCain.
Lowther was cited in Volume 4 of Civil Air Patrol’s Learn to Lead series with attention to his March 2010 paper “Should the United States Maintain the Nuclear Triad?”
Prior to joining the School for Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies in 2015, Dr. Lowther was a Research Professor at the Air Force Research Institute (AFRI) at Maxwell Air Force Base. Prior to joining AFRI in 2008, Lowther taught at two state universities in the South. He holds a BA and MA in international relations from Arizona State University and a PhD from the University of Alabama.