Thirty four independent experts and organizations sent a letter to members of Congress yesterday asking them to resist pressure to rush toward approving the U.S.-India nuclear agreement in its current form.
Council for a Livable World executive director John Isaacs signed the letter along with a number of other high-profile experts.
The Bush administration submitted the nuclear agreement to Congress on September 10. If approved, the agreement would allow nuclear trade with India, reversing decades of non-proliferation policy. The Bush administration is pushing for a congressional vote by the end of September.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Robert G. Gard Jr., chairman of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, the Council’s sister organization, said it best in the Washington Post this morning: “This deal significantly weakens U.S. and international security.”