Help us stop the “Trillion Dollar Trainwreck”
The United States plans to spend $1 trillion over the next 30 years
to “modernize” all aspects of its nuclear arsenal: the bombs and warheads,
the production facilities, the delivery systems, and command and control systems.
These programs will create untold tons of additional radioactive waste,
for which we lack resources to process and safely store.
As a start, Congress should not appropriate the $220.25 million requested in FY 2017
for the development of a new Long Range Stand Off (LRSO) warhead.
Instead, delay or cancel the program!
A new, stealthy, radar-evading LRSO weapon able to launch a sneak nuclear attack
from thousands of miles away is by definition a potential first-use weapon.
In March 2016, Senator Dianne Feinstein, ranking member on the Senate
Appropriations Energy & Water Development subcommittee, noted:
“The so-called improvements to this weapon seem to be designed,
andidly, to make it more usable, to help us fight and win a limited nuclear war.
I find that a shocking concept.”
In sum, the LRSO may cause nuclear instability greater than any calculated value to the arsenal.
Instead of new nuclear weapons, we must invest in non-proliferation,
dismantlement, and safe cleanup of our nuclear weapons stockpile.
Contact President Obama, our Senators and Congress to stop the LRSO warhead.
Invest in our communities, not war!
White House comment line: 202-456-1111
Senator Stabenow: (616) 975-0052
Senator Peters: (616) 233-9150
Congressman Upton: (269) 385-0039
Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW)