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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 Heeding Wise Counsel on North Korea 

In November 1983, Ronald Reagan stood before the Japanese Diet and proclaimed that, “A nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought.” President Reagan went on to assure U.S. allies and the world that “The United States will never walk away from the negotiating table. Peace is too important.”

Background Senate to Vote on Pentagon Spending, Endless War, Police Militarization, and More 

The week of September 11, the Senate will debate its proposal for the National Defense Authorization Act. FCNL is tracking a number of amendments on this military policy bill.

Action Alert War is Not the Answer in North Korea 

This is not a hopeful plea. It is a cold assessment of the reality that must guide our nation.

Update This Week with North Korea 

Tensions with North Korea escalated dramatically this week. President Trump threatened "fire and fury" against North Korea, while North Korea boasted of plans to splash missiles in the waters around Guam, a U.S. territory home to more than 162,000 people.

Update Minute By Baltimore Yearly Meeting as to Consideration of U.S. Renewed Military Action Against North Korea 

Baltimore Yearly Meeting (“BYM”) of the Religious Society of Friends (“Quakers”) urges U.S. leaders to resist any temptation to a military strike against North Korea.

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