The new U.S. Nuclear Posture Review is expected today at 2:30pm EST. It outlines the nuclear policy of the U.S. government for years to come.
We’ve seen leaks from the Pentagon, and it is disastrous.
The Trump administration wants to increase its nuclear arsenal, develop more ‘usable’ weapons, and expand the situations they can be used in, even for non-nuclear retaliation.
It goes further than a war of words in a Twitter feed; it’s an all-out attempt to take nuclear weapons out of the silos and onto the battlefield.
Instead of the U.S. leading the world on nuclear disarmament, it will make nuclear war likely while the rest of the world moves in the opposite direction.
Will you reject the dangerous new Trump Doctrine? Here is a tweet we suggest:
I reject the new #TrumpNuclearDoctrine that increases likelihood of nuclear war. @realDonaldTrump must support the #nuclearban instead. 122 countries have firmly stated their opposition to the nuclear dangers faced by humanity. #NuclearPostureReview #EndofNukes
Nobody thinks it needs to be made easier for Trump, or any leader, to use nuclear weapons than it already is. But this policy is being spread and other states like Russia, China and India are all pouring more money into developing new and more dangerous nuclear arsenals. A new arms race is starting and we must stop it.
The Trump Nuclear Doctrine is aggressively winding the Doomsday Clock in the wrong direction by lowering the threshold for when the U.S. will use nuclear weapons. Reports say the U.S. would now feel justified launching nuclear weapons in response to a cyber attack!
There is a silver lining during this bleak moment. Trump articulated a vision for a nuclear-free world in his State of the Union speech this week, while arguing for more weapons.
The United Nations adopted a Treaty to ban nuclear weapons. If the U.S. genuinely wants to eliminate nuclear weapons it has the power to do so, it just needs to join the rest of the world.
World leaders now face a clear choice: join the Trump Nuclear Doctrine, and lock us into nuclear war, or join the rational world in moving towards the elimination of all nuclear weapons through the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Thanks for being on the side of reason,
Beatrice and the ICAN team
PS — We have a plan to combat this dangerous trend towards nuclear war. Click here to be a part of our 1000 Day Fund which will support campaigns around the world to ratify the Treaty and help eliminate nuclear weapons.