Council: Front and Center, January 13

An update on arms control, national security and politics from Council for a Livable World

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is the Council’s affiliated 501(C)(3) research organization.

Nukes of Hazard Podcast

“The Nuclear Triad” defines the three strategic delivery systems in the U.S. nuclear arsenal: land-based missiles, submarine-based missiles, and weapons delivered via heavy bombers. As the United States is set to spend over $1 trillion sustaining and rebuilding this arsenal, we take a look into the triad’s history and future with Dr. Alex Wellerstein, a premier nuclear historian. Listen or download now

What’s News

The Consequences of War With North Korea: Center Program Assistant Erin Connolly, along with former Center intern and current Friends Committee on National Legislation Program Assistant Abigail Stowe-Thurston wrote an op-ed in Teen Vogue on the need for the younger generation to reject the choices their parents made that sent their friends to war in Iraq, and to, this time around, choose peace. The op-ed has been viewed more than 10 million times! Read it now  

Center in the Press

Exclusive: Here Is A Draft Of Trump’s Nuclear Review. He Wants A Lot More Nukes: Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell explains the false reasoning behind the forthcoming nuclear posture review’s claims in an interview with Huffington Post.  Read more

As North Korea reopens hotline with South, officials and experts have doubts: Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell weighs in on concerns about the talks between North and South Korea in an interview with Sinclair.  Read more

Trump administration moves to boost homeland missile defense system despite multiple flaws: Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle discusses the flaws in the U.S. national missile defense program with the Los Angeles TimesRead more

How the US Department of Energy Shapes North Korea Policy: Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle was quoted in The Diplomat on the Department of Energy’s expertise in nuclear non-proliferation. Read more

Rocket Men: How Trump is increasing the risk of nuclear war: Szilard Advisory Board member Jon Wolfsthal wrote a column in New Republic.  Read more

Council-Endorsed Senate Candidates

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)

Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

Senator Angus King (I-ME)

Representative Jacky Rosen (D-NV)

Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

Council-Endorsed House Candidates

Randy Bryce (D-WI-01)

Jason Crow (D-CO-06)

Gretchen Driskell (D-MI-07)

Josh Harder (D-CA-10)

Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-06)

Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ-02)

Annie Kuster (D-NH-02)

Joe Neguse (D-CO-02)

Nancy Soderberg (D-FL-06)

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