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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Earlier today, Putin announced that Russia would deploy 40 new nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) in order to boost its nuclear arsenal. While this statement is a step in the wrong direction, there are three important reasons why no one should be panicking.
FCNL led a group of organizations to oppose an amendment that would limit nuclear weapon dismantlement.
FCNL supports Rep. Quigley's amendment to reduce funding for the Long Range Standoff Option (LRSO), a new 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."