The President just landed a triple-blow to U.S. national security, American credibility, and the nation’s longstanding alliances. There are no upsides to this decision.
Earlier today, NBC News reported that President Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the US nuclear arsenal during a meeting of the nation’s highest-ranking national security officials, this summer.
Today, members of the Nuclear Crisis Group, led by Ronald Reagan’s chief START negotiator Amb. Richard Burt, Bill Clinton’s Under Secretary of State Amb. Thomas Pickering, and Barack Obama’s Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. (ret.) James E. Cartwright, released a letter urging Donald Trump to stick with the Iran nuclear deal.
Early this morning, the Nobel Committee announced that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) would receive this year’s prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and to achieve a landmark treaty banning such weapons.
At 6pm tonight, people will mobilize in front of the White House in Washington, DC and at Trump Tower in New York City to demand the Trump administration begin immediate diplomatic talks with North Korea to prevent nuclear war. Event speakers will be announced throughout the day.