Security News and Views - June 2017 Edition
June 16, 2017
Here are this month’s top op-eds, news articles, and media hits to keep you informed about what’s happening in the universe of nuclear disarmament.
Defense Secretary Mattis is examining whether intercontinental ballistic missiles and the new nuclear cruise missile program are worth the cost.
Jamie McIntyre, Washington Examiner, June 14
The nuclear weapons ban and the NPT
Ray Acheson, Director of Reaching Critical Will, explains how the ban treaty fulfills Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Jun 15
LTE: Nukes pose threat to humanity
Maureen McCue, Iowa PSR spotlights solidarity events for the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb on June 17th and the UN nuclear ban treaty negotiations
QC Times, June 6
It's Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons, Guys
Read an interview with ICAN's Beatrice Fihn on how the nuclear ban will aid in the fight to stop the proposed nuclear buildup in the U.S.
Mark Hays, Vice News, June 6
Trump, Who Pledged to Overhaul Nuclear Arsenal, Now Faces Increased Costs
The first CBO estimate of the proposed spending binge to upgrade the nuclear arsenal puts the cost at more than $1.2 trillion — 20 percent more than the figure envisioned by the Obama administration.
James Glanz & David Sanger, New York Times, Jun 4
Is President Trump setting the stage for a new nuclear arms race?
Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) responds to the proposed $1.2 trillion spending binge to expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Christopher Rowland, The Boston Globe, June 3
The Ban Treaty Must Address the Scientifically Predicted Consequences of Nuclear War
Steven Starr underlines the need to incorporate scientific research on the humanitarian and climate impacts of nuclear war in the nuclear ban treaty.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May 19