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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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Update Nuclear Weapons: Dangerous, Expensive and Immoral 

Written by Deanne Butterfield

On August 6, 1945 the Japanese city of Hiroshima was annihilated in a flash by a single uranium bomb. It razed and burnt 70 percent of all buildings, killed an estimated 140,000 Japanese civilians and Korean laborers, irradiated the soil and plants, and brought increased rates of cancer and chronic disease among the survivors. A slightly larger plutonium bomb exploded over Nagasaki three days later, levelling the city and killing another 74,000.

Update U.S. Pulls Out of Nuclear Treaty  

The world we seek—one without war and the threat of war—is a little farther off today than it was yesterday. That’s because, effective today, the United States officially withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

Legislative Ask Stop New Nuclear Missiles 

Reject funding for new “low-yield” and other warfighting nuclear weapons.

Ronald Reagan famously warned that, “A nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought.” In the 35 years since Reagan’s statement, the world has made important but insufficient progress in reducing nuclear dangers. Now, the Trump Administration is arguing, without any credible evidence, that other countries may think they could prevail in a limited nuclear exchange.

Background Witnessing Against a Dangerous New Nuke 

Question & Answer with Anthony Wier

Nuclear weapons — no matter the size — must never be used. This message is at the heart of FCNL’s work to stop the deployment of the so-called low-yield nuclear warheads on U.S. Navy submarines.

Update Appropriations Bills Restrain Authority to Conduct War and Build Nuclear Weapons 

The $1 trillion package of FY2020 spending bills that passed the House in June contained important victories for reining in the aggressive and militaristic U.S. approach to national security.

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