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Security News & Views ~ December 2016 Edition
December 16, 2016
António Guterres, Sworn In as U.N.’s Next Leader, Must Factor Trump Into His Plans
António Guterres took the oath to become the United Nation’s next secretary general in New York on Monday, December, 12.
New York Times | Dec 13
Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste
The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste, according to findings by The Washington Post.
Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward
The Washington Post | Dec 5
Nuclear War Remains a Global Health Threat -- Physicians urged to lobby for worldwide weapons ban
Ira Helfand’s insightful piece in Medpage discusses the medical community’s role and responsibility in the nuclear disarmament conversation.
Ira Helfand, MD
Medpage Today | Dec 4
The Treaty of Tlatelolco: Giving Thanks to Our Latin American Neighbors Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
Bob Dodge’s piece on the remarkable Tlatelolco Treaty that established the first nuclear weapons free zone 50 years ago.
Robert Dodge, MD
Common Dreams | Nov 29
Trump Could Face a Nuclear Decision Soon
In North Korea, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, escalating crises await the new commander in chief.
Politico | Nov 16
76 Experts Urge Donald Trump to Keep Iran Deal
PSR’s tireless work on the Iran Deal threatens to be unraveled. Seventy-six national security experts urged President-elect Donald J. Trump to reverse his hostility to the nuclear agreement signed with Iran last year and to use it as a tool to ease other tensions with the country.
New York Times | Nov 14
Nuclear Weapons Community Cost Calculator
Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities. See what the costs are in your community. Read more »
Don't Bank on the Bomb Handout
Citizens can use divestment to leverage the nuclear ban treaty and speed the elimination of nuclear weapons. Don't Bank on the Bomb is a global divestment campaign by PAX that began in Europe and is gaining traction in the United States. Read more »
U.S. Nuclear Buildup Fact Sheet
A nuclear spending binge: security and economic downfalls of the proposed buildup of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Read more »