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Scrapping Trident and Transitioning to a Nuclear-Free World

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From CommonDreams.org:
Scrapping Trident and Transitioning to a Nuclear-Free World

As the illicit trade in nuclear weapons escalates alongside the risk of geopolitical conflict, it’s high time governments decisively prioritized nuclear disarmament
Published on, Saturday, February 27, 2016
by Rajesh Makwana-Share the World’s Resources

As geopolitical tensions escalate in the Middle East and the world teeters on the brink of a new Cold War, it’s clear that the only way to eliminate the threat of nuclear warfare is for governments to fulfill their long-held commitment to the “general and complete disarmament” [1] of nuclear weapons – permanently. A bold and essential step towards this crucial goal is to decommission Trident, the UK’s ineffective, unusable and costly nuclear deterrent submarines. Renewing Trident would not only undermine international disarmament efforts for years to come, it will reinforce the hazardous belief that maintaining a functional nuclear arsenal is essential for any nation…

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February 28, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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