Lt. General (USA ret.) Robert Gard, the former president of National Defense University, and members of Council for a Livable World delivered more than 5,800 signatures to Appropriations Committee member, Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-05).
The petition is part of the Councilâ€™s effort to raise awareness concerning the budget-busting effects of the nuclear weapons complex on funding for national security and nuclear terrorism prevention programs.
The most recent estimation by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows the U.S. is likely to spend $570 billion on the nuclear weapons complex from 2014-2023. An additional report from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) found the U.S. will likely spent a trillion dollars over the next thirty years to replace the three legs of the nuclear triad.
Lt. General (USA ret.) Robert Gard, Council Executive Director, John Issacs, and Council Digital Outreach Director, Usha Sahay, deliver signatures to Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05.)
Lt. General (USA ret.) Robert Gard and Council Executive Director, John Issacs chat with Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) about the bloated nuclear weapons budget.
Lt. General (USA ret.) Robert Gard discusses the nuclear weapons budget with Rep. Quigley (IL-05.)