On September 8,1956, Richard Lugar and Charlene Smeltzer got hitched. Fifty years, one presidential campaign, several White House dinners, four sons and 11 grandchildren later, “Char” reminisces about her life with Indiana’s senior senator.
For much of the 20th century, the Soviets’ weapons of mass destruction were our nation’s biggest threat. New, unforeseen enemies now have our attention. But for 15 years, two U.S. statesmen have focused on tracking and destroying that arsenal of the past.