Former Senators Warren Rudman (R-NH) and Sam Nunn (D-GA) team up in an ad campaign to urge citizens to take action now to help keep nuclear, biological and chemical weapons out of the hands of terrorists.
NTI co-chairmen Ted Turner and Sam Nunn called for urgent action to address the increased danger of an accidental or unauthorized launch of a nuclear weapon between the United States and Russia while releasing a report by the RAND Corporation that warns those risks are too high, despite the agreement reached between the United States and Russia in the Treaty of Moscow.
Former Senator Sam Nunn and Senator Richard G. Lugar, the original sponsors of the Cooperative Threat Reduction program, today said the approach and pace of threat reduction programs is inadequate to meet the threat. Nunn and Lugar made the comments at a news conference to release a new report from Harvard University on steps to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists and hostile states.
Nunn praised President Bush's leadership and success in achieving a G-8 commitment to a set of principles that will form the basis of an international partnership to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction.
NTI will bring together key U.S. and Russian officials for a "U.S. Strategic Dialogue" in Moscow on Monday, May 27 to discuss building a global coalition to prevent catastrophic terrorism using nuclear, biological or chemical weapons.
NTI Co-Chairmen announce the addition of five new members to NTI's Board of Directors. NTI's Board guides the overall philosophy and direction of the organization and reflects the Initiative's global reach and perspective.