In March of 2008, Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Dan Lungren (R-CA) introduced the Global Security Priorities Resolution (H. Res. 278). The resolution calls for reducing U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals to 1000 deployed/3000 total weapons each by 2015. It further stipulates that some of the financial savings from such a move would be redirected to the Nunn-Lugar program, as well as $6.5B to “child survival, hunger, and universal education” programs worldwide in an attempt to address the root causes of terrorism.
Faithful Security, along with many of our partners, has endorsed the resolution whole-heartedly.
The resolution sets the proposed actions within the context of our NPT Article VI obligations to pursue nuclear weapons elimination. Moreover, the resolution falls squarely within our policy priority of advancing security measures that will enable further disarmament. The resolution also links disarmament with human security in a
creative way that opens up support for our issue from a development/human rights standpoint.
Most importantly, the resolution represents a terrific step forward in the nonpartisan advancement of nuclear disarmament.
Our partner organization, Two Futures Project, has a helpful webpage devoted to resources on the Global Security Priorities Campaign.