Category Archives: disarmament

U.S. Spends $60 Billion/Year on Nuclear Arsenal

According to a recent article by David Krieger of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation entitled, “The High Costs of Nuclear Arsenals,” U.S. expenditures on nuclear weapons from 1970 to 2005 cost $7.5 trillion. Kreiger said, “Today the figure is approaching … Continue reading

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Ellen Tauscher Urges U.S. Senate to Ratify the CTBT

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security of the U.S., Ellen Tauscher, explained the benefits of the U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty at a recent arms control conference in New York. Continue reading

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How Big is the Military Industrial Complex? Why does the U.S. spend 50% of all worldwide military expenditures?

The Congress is concerned about our deficit. The United States spends close to 50% of the entire world’s military expenditures. Why do we need to spend 7 times more than China and 13 times more than Russia on military issues? The U.S. spends more on military expenditures than the next 14 ranked countries combined according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Is this excessive? Continue reading

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The Most Productive Lame-Duck Session since 1960s

Senate Republicans break with their Minority Leader and Vote to Ratify the New START Treaty President Barack Obama said on Dec. 22, 2010: “This has been a Season of Progress for the American People.” Presidential Press Conference on a Historic … Continue reading

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Common Ground in the Senate before Christmas to Pass the START Treaty

The New START Treaty is another step on the path to sanity by reducing nuclear arsenals within the U.S. and Russia. It’s time for U.S. Senators to come together for the sake of all Americans to create a safer world by passing the New START Treaty in 2010. Continue reading

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Obama Compromise with Republicans a Decision to Benefit All Americans

President Obama explained in his press conference today that he made a decision to work with Republicans in a compromise in order to help all Americans. He refused to allow the Republicans to hold the American people hostage for unemployment … Continue reading

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Time to Pass the New START Treaty in December 2010

According to former Republican arms control negotiator Richard Burt, Republicans may be stalling on passage of the New START because they have never passed an arms control treaty under a Democratic Congress and/or a Democratic President. It has nothing to do with the merits of the Treaty and it’s all about partisan politics. Burt and 5 former Republican Secretaries of State urge passage of the New START Treaty for the sake of improved national security. Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Senator Kyl to Ratify the START Treaty Now

An Open Letter to Senator Jon Kyl: Dear Senator Kyl please join together with Republican Senator Lugar and ratify the New START Treaty as soon as possible in this current session of Congress. This Treaty has broad bipartisan support amongst military leaders and foreign policy experts of both parties. This Treaty will make the U.S. safer and promote peaceful relations between the U.S. and Russia in reducing the threat of nuclear weapons that affects all people around the world. Do the right thing by putting aside petty partisan politics and fearmongering and pass this treaty now. Continue reading

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“Fair Game” a Must-See Film about the Outing of Valerie Plame and Abuse of Power

Valerie Plame, True-Life Jane Bond in Stopping Nuclear Proliferation Valerie Plame risked her life for her country for over 20 years while working for the CIA as a covert counter-proliferation operative. She moved throughout the middle east as a non-official … Continue reading

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Time to Ratify the Historic START Treaty in 2010

Time to ratify the historic START Treaty in 2010. Military experts and cold war warriors like Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, William Perry and George Shultz agree the U.S. and the world will be safer without the threat of nuclear weapons. It is up to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to move the treaty out of committee to a full vote in the Senate. Passage of the START Treaty should gain bipartisan support. Will Senator Lugar be able to convince his colleagues of the importance and necessity of passing the START Treaty? Many nuclear and non-nuclear nations are hoping that the U.S. will quickly ratify this treaty. Continue reading

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