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Security News & Views ~ November Edition

November 11, 2016

This month's Security News & Views provides you with a bumper crop of the top 15 op-eds, news articles, and "media hits" to keep you informed about what's happening in the universe of nuclear disarmament.

The Growing Threat of Nuclear War and the Role of the Health Community
Joint article by Ira Helfand, Andy Haines, Tilman Ruff, Patricia Lewis, Zia Mian, and Hans Kristensen
World Medical Journal
, Oct 2016 issue

Vatican calls armed nuclear deterrence a 'tragic illusion'
The Catholic News Agency reports on the Oct. 17 statement to the U.N. First Committee by Archbishop Barnardito Auza
, Oct 20​

A Trillion-Dollar Nuclear Weapon Modernization Is Unnecessary  
Op-ed by Barry Blechman, co founder of Stimson Center
New York Times
, Oct 26

UN committee calls for outlawing nuclear weapons
AP story quoting ICAN’s Beatrice Fihn
Michael Astor
Washington Post
, Oct 27 

UN votes to start negotiating treaty to ban nuclear weapons
News item quoting IPPNW’s Tilman Ruff, MD
The Guardian
, Oct 28

Doctors' Group: Neither Candidate Should Have Finger On Hair-Trigger Nukes
Op-ed by Matt Bivens, MD of Greater Boston PSR
, Oct 28

Nuclear-Armed Foes Unite Against UN Call to Shed Their Bombs
Kambiz Foroohar
Bloomberg News
, Oct 27

The United Nations Votes to Start Negotiations to Ban the Bomb
This Nation column also covers the PSR Boston October 15 Symposium 
Alice Slater
The Nation
, Nov 1

UN General Assembly Move to ban nuclear arms
Letter to the Editor by PSR President Lynn Ringenberg, MD
Tampa Bay Times, 
Nov 3

A 'jobs program' to end humanity
Op-ed by Bob Dodge, MD, PSR-LA President and PSR Security Committee co-chair (versions of this op-ed also appeared in Common Dreams and the Las Vegas Informer)
Ventura County Star, Nov 5

Preventing Sudden Unexpected Death on a Massive Scale
An "In Focus" op-ed at Medscape; 7.5 minute video and text format
George Lundberg, MD
, Oct 28

Administration is wrong on nuclear weapons and Clinton, Trump are silent
Op-ed by Ira Helfand MD, PSR Security Program co-chair and Phil Lederer MD of Greater Boston PSR chapter,
 Nov 3

Meet Trump's Cabinet in Waiting
Nancy Cook and Andrew Restuccia
, Nov 9

Could Trump trash the Iran deal? Yes, but it's complicated
Oren Dorell
USA Today
, Nov 10

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