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Vision and Steps for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
In their groundbreaking series of Wall Street Journal op-eds, the four Nuclear Security Project principals laid out their vision for a world without nuclear weapons and outlined urgent and immediate practical steps to reduce nuclear dangers.
“Reassertion of the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and the practical measures toward achieving that goal would be, and would be perceived to be, a bold initiative consistent with America’s moral heritage,” they wrote. “The effort could have a profoundly positive impact on the security of future generations. Without the bold vision, the actions will not be perceived as fair or urgent. Without the actions, the vision will not be perceived as realistic or possible.”
Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Senator Sam Nunn endorsed a set of ten steps:
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