On April 5, 2009, President Barack Obama delivered a stirring address in Prague pledging to “put an end to Cold War thinking” by “reduc[ing] the role of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy.”
Obama’s 2010 “Nuclear Posture Review” says that “the fundamental role of U.S. nuclear forces is to deter nuclear attacks against the U.S. and our allies and partners.”
The President soon will make decisions that could put those words in action. His review of the post-NPR options should lead to a fundamental rewrite of previous presidential guidance on nuclear employment policy, nuclear targeting, and the size and structure of U.S. nuclear forces. Reports indicate the White House is considering options that could open the way for U.S. proposals for “steep cuts” in deployed nuclear weapons.
Please join thousands of others by adding your name to the following petition to President Obama to make good on his pledge to “put an end to Cold War thinking” and to pursue dramatic nuclear weapons reductions that would make us all safer.
Dear Mr. President,
Posted: March 20, 2012