Sammies finalist helped create U.S.-Russian nuclear treaty

Tuesday - 9/6/2011, 5:45pm EDT

Paul Dean, attorney-adviser, Department of State's Office of the Legal Adviser

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The United States and Russia have a set of rules in place for keeping and maintaining nuclear weapons. This is a far cry from where they were two years ago. Paul Dean drafted portions of a new treaty that would help them get on the same page. Dean is an attorney-adviser in the Department of State's Office of the Legal Adviser.

That work has made him a Service to America nominee in the National Security and International Affairs category.

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