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As Trump postures, a national nuclear abolition campaign moves forward

Bikini Atoll Nuclear Weapons TestRobert Dodge, MD, PSR Board Member, The Hill

World nuclear tensions are mounting, fueled by President Trump’s careless rhetoric and unilateral withdrawal from the International Iran nuclear deal coupled with rising tensions in our relationship with Russia and the on again, off again meeting between the Trump administration and North Korea with his premature declaration of “problem solved.” The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists to move the “Nuclear Doomsday Clock” to 2 minutes till midnight earlier this year, the closest it has been since its inception. Yet there is emerging a national movement right here in the U.S. recognizing the humanitarian and public health imperative presented by any use of nuclear weapons even in a limited regional conflict.

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