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Strategic Posture Review Commission Report Lacks Vision for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
May 6, 2009
(Washington, DC) In 2008 the Congress established a bipartisan commission to review the strategic posture of the United States. The commission's findings released today lack the vision necessary to begin immediate and sharp reductions in nuclear weapons by all states that possess them.
Dr. Peter Wilk, executive director for Physicians for Social Responsibility, acknowledged the valuable work of the commission and the expertise of the participants but noted that "the findings once again show a mindset that holds the presence of tens of thousands of nuclear weapons as acceptable. These weapons represent one of the gravest threats to mankind and the planet, and their abolition should be a primary goal for the United States."
Wilk added, "We are pleased that President Obama has embraced the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons. We encourage him to consider the valuable insights from this report while moving forward with his goals of ratifying the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and negotiating a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in the coming year."
Jill Parillo, deputy director for security programs at PSR, completed an analysis of the report that is attached with this release. Click here to view the analysis.
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