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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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Background Stop a Nuclear War with North Korea 

As tensions rise between the U.S. and North Korea, FCNL is lobbying to defuse the most urgent risk of nuclear war in a generation. Dialogue and diplomacy have worked in the past to avoid both war and capitulation, and the United States urgently must turn to these tools again.

Update Policy Bill Proposes $700 Billion Pentagon Budget, Rejects Efforts to Rein in Wars 

This week, Congress approved a policy bill that proposes a whopping $700 billion in Pentagon spending but rejects limits on the president’s authority to wage war around the world.

Event Diplomacy With Iran and North Korea: Resources 

The administration has treated diplomacy with both Iran and North Korea as a second thought. If the U.S. wants to foster sustainable peace and prevent nuclear proliferation - or even nuclear war - the U.S. needs to try diplomacy instead.

Legislative Ask Prevent War with North Korea 

Support H.R. 4140/S.2016 and S. 2047

War with North Korea would be a strategic disaster for the United States and its regional allies. Congress urgently needs to seize control of this situation and stop the dangerous, escalating rhetoric on both sides from sparking a global catastrophe.

Action Alert Prevent War with North Korea 

There's no way around it: War with North Korea would be catastrophic. With already-high tensions and President Trump's coming trip to South Korea and the region, we must act now to reduce the risk of war.

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