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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.

Letter NDAA Vote Recommendations Issued from the Arms Control, Peace & Security Community 

In concert with 15 partner organizations, FCNL issued recommendations for the upcoming House vote on the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). See the vote recommendations, sent to Rep. Adam Smith (WA-9), below.

Letter 37 National Security Leaders and Organizations Support New START Amendment 

In a letter sent on July 10 to all House members, FCNL joined 36 other signatories, including former State and Defense Department leaders, in expressing support for Rep. Elliot Engel's (NY-16) amendment to the 2020 NDAA, which would extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

Letter FCNL and Partners Tell Congress: Support North Korea Diplomacy and End of War Declaration 

In a letter sent on July 9 to the House Rules Committee, FCNL joined a coalition of foreign policy organizations in supporting an amendment to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would affirm diplomacy with North Korea and call for a formal end of war declaration.

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.

Update Major Progress on Defense Policy Bill 

Last week brought major victories for FCNL’s lobbying priorities when the House moved to reject unnecessary and destabilizing new weapons systems, and preserve longstanding treaties.

Letter FCNL Joins Coalition Opposing Pentagon Spending Levels 

On June 24, a broad and bi-partisan coalition sent a letter to the Senate calling on them to oppose a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 that provides $750 billion for Pentagon spending.

Update Honoring Senator Richard Lugar's Legacy 

Richard Lugar was laid to rest last week in his home state of Indiana.

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