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One Thousand Cranes
Under the radar: no one's talking about tactical nuclear weapons, but these could be the flash point for larger nuclear war - Irving Lerch, American Physical Society
Reduce the Threat of Nuclear Weapons
1. Reduce and destroy existing warheads: Urge continued arms reduction negotiations and proposed destruction, not storage, of reduced warheads.
Apocalypse Soon, Robert McNamara, Foreign Policy, May/June 2005 http://foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=2829
Don't Forget Those Other 27,000 Nukes, Hans Blix, International Herald Tribune, June 8, 2006 http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/08/opinion/edblix.php
Nuclear Arms Control: The U.S. – Russian Agenda, Congressional Research Service Issue Brief, updated Jan. 3, 2006 http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/IB98030.pdf
Weapons of Terror: Freeing the World of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Arms, Final Report, Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission http://www.wmdcommission.org/sida.asp?id=9
2. Oppose new nuclear weapons: Oppose the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) program and Complex 2030, a proposed huge state-of-the-art nuclear weapons bomb factory for new warheads and increased PIT production. End all R&D funding for the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator and other new "usable" nukes. Restore the ban on nuclear weapons testing and urge ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban and Fissile Material Cutoff Treaties.
Public Comments to the Energy Department on the Supplement to the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement; Complex 2030, Submitted by (23 national religious organizations)
Statement of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Kennedy-Feinstein Amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill on the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator, Congressional Record, Vol 151, #100, Friday, June 22, 2005 http://feinstein.senate.gov/05speeches/cr-kennedy-feinstein.htm
3. Secure weapons stockpiles: Strengthen the Cooperative Threat Reduction program.
Nunn-Lugar At 15: No Time to Relax Global Threat Reduction Efforts, Paul F. Walker, Arms Control Today, May 2006 http://www.armscontrol.org/act/2006_05/nunnlugar15.asp
4. Reduce or eliminate spending for missile defense: The deployment of missile defense systems will only trigger an arms race that will further increase the arsenals of the other weapon states. The only true missile defense is the abolishing of nuclear and thermonuclear weapons.
49 Generals and Admirals Call for Missile Defense Postponement, March 26, 2004, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
5. No Weapons in Space
Vision for 2020, United States Space Command, 1998 http://www.middlepowers.org/gsi/docs/vision_2020.pdf
Space Preservation Act of 2005 (H.R. 2420) http://www.space4peace.org/articles/counter_space_doctrine.htm