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Experts Launch Nuclear Ideas for President-elect Trump

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NTI’s Steve
and Isabelle
join leading national security experts  in offering “Ten Big Nuclear Ideas for the Next
a major new report by the Ploughshares Fund. Other contributors
include former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, General James Cartwright,
USMC, Ret., Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Representative Adam Smith.

The report offers President-elect Trump and his team compelling
new ideas to create a safer and more secure world. The chapter by Andreasen and
Williams advocates bringing
U.S. nuclear weapons home from Europe
. The
report was launched November 16th at
an event
in Washington, D.C. and a video stream is available on Facebook

The event included speakers from the Obama Administration
and Congress and a briefing by Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and
International Studies on the nuclear weapons budget. Former Under Secretary of
State Ellen
Tauscher, an NTI board member
; Dr. Kennette Benedict of the Bulletin of the
Atomic Scientists; Suzanne DiMaggio of the New America Foundation; and
Ploughshares Fund board member Valerie Plame discussed nuclear policy in a
panel discussion.

The report’s chapter titles and authors:

  1. Break with Cold War Thinking –
    Valerie Plame Wilson 
  2. Reduce the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal,
    with or without Russia – Gen. James Cartwright, USMC, Ret.
  3. Phase Out America’s ICBMs –
    Secretary of Defense William J. Perry
  4. Cancel the New Nuclear Cruise
    Missile – Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Adam Smith
  5. Add Democracy to Nuclear Policy –
    Kennette Benedict
  6. Bring Home U.S. Tactical Nuclear
    Weapons from Europe– Isabelle Williams and Steve Andreasen
  7. Pause European Missile Defense –
    Tytti Erästö
  8. Learn from Iran, Talk to North
    Korea – Suzanne DiMaggio
  9. Ban Production of Highly Enriched
    Uranium – Frank von Hippel
  10. Support Global Ban on Nuclear
    Weapons – Beatrice Fihn

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