We know how to build them. We know how to take them apart. Reducing nuclear arsenals is a political problem, not a technical one.
Over the years, the U.S. and Russia have dismantled thousands of nuclear weapons. Our arsenals are now just a fraction of their size at the height of the Cold War. But, we risk a new arms race. There’s one nuclear arms treaty left between the U.S. and Russia, and it expires in February 2021. When it goes, there will no legal constraints on the number of nuclear weapons we can build.
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No First Use
In the United States, the President has the authority to order a nuclear strike. He doesn’t need the approval of his advisors. He doesn’t need anyone’s consent. This has always been cause for concern but in the current climate of bravado, twitter threats, and claims of the “biggest button” it is even more so. Making a commitment to never be the first to use nuclear weapons is one way of limiting the President’s sole authority to launch nuclear weapons.
Making the world a safer more equitable place is up to all of us.
Learn more about No First Use and other policies that can make us safer and more secure.