Disarmament: How Do We Get There?

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Peace Policy Dec 2011Photo: Official U.S. Navy Imagery/Flickr

President Obama has declared that the United States is committed to creating “the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons” — but the policy debate in Washington often lags behind this lofty vision. Some progress has been achieved in negotiated arms reduction, but many in Washington cling to old ways of thinking.

Posts in the December 2011 issue of Peace Policy:

David Cortright tips his hat to some of the principal architects of the Cold War, who now advocate for a world without nuclear weapons. Read »

Cardinal Roger Mahony writes that the U.S. has a heavy moral burden to bear and a responsibility to take the lead in nuclear disarmament. Read » 

Kelsey Davenport argues that U.S. plans to build up the nuclear weapons complex are unaffordable and unnecessary. Read »

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