August 4, 2017
It has been only six months since Donald Trump arrived at the White House. Already, the future of several landmark nuclear weapons agreements is less certain.
Worse still, Congress is on the verge of enacting legislation that would undermine proven arms control solutions and open the door to renewed nuclear weapons competition with Russia.
I am writing to ask you for a special donation today to help us fight back.
We are facing challenges the likes of which we have not seen in a generation.
- President Trump wants his advisors to find a way to scrap the 2015 Iran nuclear deal even though the agreement is working and Iran is complying with the nuclear limits.
- Trump has denounced the 2010 New START agreement, which expires in 2021. Without New START or a follow-on treaty, there will be no limits on the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals.
- “Pro-testers” in Congress want to repudiate the U.S. pledge under the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty not to conduct nuclear test explosions.
- Congress is poised to authorize development of a new ground-launched missile for deployment in Europe to counter Russia’s alleged violation of the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty.
With your help and support, we will continue to defend these proven nuclear arms reduction agreements. You can also count on us to speak up for reducing oversized nuclear arsenals and in support of negotiated solutions to the most urgent nonproliferation challenges, such North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs.
As we prepare to mark the 72nd anniversary of the first atomic bombings, we are asking all of you—our readers, members, and supporters—to pitch in at this critical time.
Please consider a special donation of $25, $70, $125 or more today.
Daryl G. Kimball,