A2000 letter to President Obama on de-alerting of nuclear arsenals

In November 2010 the A2000 Global Council sent a letter to President Obama expressing concern about the many thousands of nuclear weapons which remain on high-alert launch-ready status, and calling for a Presidential Decree abandoning the launch-on-warning policy and de-alerting all remaining launch-ready nuclear forces.   The letter was sent following the adoption of United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/65/71 which “calls upon the nuclear-weapon States to take measures to reduce the risk of an accidental or unauthorized launch of nuclear weapons and to also consider further reducing the operational status of nuclear weapons systems in ways that promote international stability and security.”

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