204 Japanese Legislators Support Obama’s Vision of Nuclear Disarmament

Obama Opponents’ Arguments on Nuclear Policy Rebutted       PNND Member Hideo Hiraoka February 22, 2010 PNND member Hideo Hiraoka and 203 other Japanese legislators sent a letter to US President Obama supporting his stated policy objectives of moving towards a world without nuclear weapons—undercutting a key argument against President Obama’s nuclear disarmament vision. […]

Japan and NATO Are Ready for the US to Reduce Nuclear Weapons

Huffington Post by Alyn Ware February 18, 2010   It has been nearly a year since President Obama’s now famous Prague speech, announcing America’s commitment to a nuclear weapons-free future. A key test of that commitment is at hand: the current U. S. Nuclear Posture Review. The Obama administration might use it to announce a […]

Sleepwalking in a Nuclear Minefield

April 2008 Sojourners The United States still worships at the altar of nuclear weapons – yet cries ‘heresy’ when others want to join the sect. by Douglas Roche Reprinted with permission. Contact Sojourners at www.sojo.net or +1 (800) 714-7474 As the 21st century unfolds, a new truth is gradually being recognized: Nuclear weapons and human […]

Power Over the Ultimate Evil

 Nov/Dec 2003 By Jonathan Granoff Tikkun There are approximately 30,000 nuclear weapons in the world, 90 percent of which are possessed by Russia and the United States. The United States has about 11,000 nuclear weapons, and the Russians have about 19,500 nuclear weapons. Thousands of these are Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles; they are armed, targeted and […]

A Pretty Poor Posture for a Superpower

March 13, 2002  ROBERT S. McNAMARA and THOMAS GRAHAM Jr.L.A. Times During the Cold War, peace was supported by the doctrine of “mutual assured destruction,” which simply meant that each side maintained second strike capability, thereby deterring nuclear war. The Antiballistic Missile Treaty and other treaties limiting the use of offensive nuclear forces were the […]

Rethink the Unthinkable

 March 12, 2002 By Senator Douglas Roche The Globe and Mail The idea of waging nuclear war is taking flight in Washington. Canada must protest, says Douglas Roche, former chair of the UN Disarmament Committee. Nuclear weapons are back on the front pages, with news of a Bush administration policy document, the U.S. Nuclear Posture […]