Nuclear Age Peace Foundation – 2012-03-15 01:23:26
Mr. President, Put it in Writing
Right now, we have a unique opportunity to move closer to a safer world free of nuclear weapons.
Every President gets one significant opportunity to revise and update U.S. nuclear weapons strategy. Now President Obama has this opportunity and is developing guidance that will determine the role and the number of U.S. nuclear weapons.
This guidance affects everything from war plans to the size, structure and cost of the nuclear arsenal. It will help determine whether we continue to live with the threat of nuclear annihilation by accident or by design–or move closer to a world free of the danger of nuclear war.
Now is our opportunity to make our voices heard, to press President Obama to make good on his pledge to â€œput an end to Cold War thinkingâ€ and pursue further, dramatic steps that would make us all safer from the threat of nuclear weapons.
We have partnered with other members of the Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Free World to create a petition to encourage President Obama to take bold steps.
Please join us by adding your voice to the petition.
Dear Mr. President,
Thank you for supporting the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and for pledging to “put an end to outdated Cold War thinking.” In the 21st century, nuclear weapons are a global security liability, not an asset. You must act now to reduce the nuclear danger and the role of nuclear weapons.
In the coming weeks, I urge you to end outdated U.S. nuclear war-fighting strategy, dramatically reduce the number of U.S. nuclear weapons and the number of submarines, missiles, and bombers that carry those weapons, and take U.S. nuclear weapons off high alert. Maintaining large numbers of nuclear forces on alert increases the risk of accident or miscalculation.
By taking these steps, you will facilitate reductions in Russiaâ€™s nuclear arsenal, encourage other nuclear-armed countries to join in reductions, and move us closer to a world free of nuclear weapons.
Dear Mr. President:
Why on Earth have you authorized spending taxpayer money to build a new nuclear pit production plant at Los Alamos — with the goal of fabricating as many as 450 plutonium triggers per year. Why are you building 450 new bombs instead of disarming the arsenal we already have?