A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
Rep. Ed Markey (MA) reintroduced the H.R. 1506, the Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act last month. This bill recognizes the bloated and unnecessary nuclear weapons expenditures of U.S. policy, and offers smart, concrete ways to save more than $100 billion over the next decade.
Reducing Nuclear Threats
The B61 nuclear bomb is the oldest weapon in the U.S. arsenal. Even though it serves no military utility, the Energy Department is planning to refurbish it, which is estimated to cost $10 billion. Read this factsheet to find out more about this expensive and unnecessary nuclear weapon.
The Nuclear Calendar
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Stories & Successes
An emerging consensus among U.S. congressional and world leaders has been growing. As the cost of maintaining nuclear weapons has gone up, more leaders are questioning the necessity of keeping thousands of nuclear warheads in the U.S. stockpile.
Current and former military leaders agree that the large, Cold War-era nuclear arsenal is no longer necessary. As our world changes and new threats emerge, military leaders are starting to recognize that the defense strategy must change with it.
Faith leaders from around the United States and the world have universally condemned nuclear weapons. They issue a moral call to action, to work towards the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"We believe that nations must move toward comprehensive disarmament. We urge the elimination of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.
We also advocate that the United States take unilateral steps toward its own 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 stockpiling and development."