In the past several years, a movement led by hardened foreign realists—conservative individuals such as George Shultz, William Perry, Sam Nunn, and Henry Kissinger have embraced the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons—and now this vision is shared by more than two-thirds of the living secretaries of defense and national security advisors.
For the first time, the abolition of nuclear weapons is being discussed by extremely conservative statesmen. This means that for the first time, abolition is truly becoming a nonpartisan platform. Everyone is starting to get it—as long as nuclear weapons are around, none of us are safe.
The Nuclear Security Project recognizes that while we work toward that great day when the last nuclear weapons is dismantled, we can start with some practical steps–ratifying the CTBT, taking weapons off of hair-trigger alert, and extend the important treaties that allow the U.S. and Russia to make deeper cuts in their arsenals.
Visit the Nuclear Security Project:http://www.nuclearsecurityproject.org
Read the op-eds that started it all:
“Toward a Nuclear-Free World,”
by George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger, and Sam Nunn, The Wall Street Journal, 15 January 2008.
“A World Free of Nuclear Weapons,”
by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger and Sam Nunn, The Wall Street Journal, 4 January 2007.