A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
With the end of the Cold War, many dared hope
that the scourge of nuclear weapons would be ended
once and for all. Yet, today, more than two decades later,
the drive to build nuclear weapons by some governments
continues, energized in no small part by the
policies of the U.S. government.
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Interactive Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Map provided by Nukewatch.
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea conducted a nuclear test on January 6, 2016. North Korea has not signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Diplomatic talks are needed to deescalate the situation.
Senator Markey calls for the cancellation of the air launched nuclear cruise missile (LRSO). The cruise missile is concerning for the nations security, because a conventional cruise missile could be mistaken as a nuclear cruise missile.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"We urge the elimination of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
Nations must move toward comprehensive disarmament. We advocate that the United States take unilateral steps toward disarmament, believing that other nations will respond affirmatively to this example. The risks of disarmament are far smaller than the risks involved in the current course of weapons development, proliferation and stockpiling.
We call for our federal government to safely dispose of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and materials in the United States and abroad."