A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
The world will not be safe from nuclear weapons until there are no nuclear weapons left. U.S. military leaders believe the stockpiles could be cut even further than those negotiated with Russia in 2010 without endangering national security. Ask your candidates for their perspective.
Negotiations continue over Iran's nuclear program. As the next round of talks begins, Congress must give diplomats space and flexibility—instead of imposing new sanctions. Diplomacy is the best way to prevent Iran from getting the nuclear bomb.
The Nuclear Calendar
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A recent article in the New York Times provided a comprehensive and detailed coverage of proposed modernization plans for the American nuclear arsenal. These plans will be a significant challenge for me and others working for nuclear disarmament in the years ahead. But they don't tell the whole story.
To bring hope over an Ocean of Darkness, look to the rate of nuclear weapons reductions. Now is the time to bring about the World we Seek, free of nuclear weapons.
The administration's budget request for 2015 cut funding for nonproliferation programs designed to secure vulnerable nuclear materials and ensure they don't fall into the wrong hands. Where did that money go? Unfortunately, to build more nuclear weapons.
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."