From World Without War
It may not have made the headlines, but news that the global nuclear arsenal grew by more than 100 warheads last year — each with the power to destroy an entire city and kill millions — is cause for alarm.
The world’s nuclear-armed countries hold the destructive power of 135,000 Hiroshima bombs. Last year, Congress contributed to this by expanding the already massive U.S. arsenal with nuclear-armed submarines, more missiles, and new warheads.
Now, as Putin plans to place tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, tensions are only increasing — and a new report from former Pentagon officials is pouring fuel on the fire by calling for even more unnecessary, apocalyptically dangerous weapons. With the Doomsday Clock mere seconds away from midnight — the moment of global catastrophe — this backward thinking only heightens the possibility of a nightmare scenario: nuclear war.
Today, as the world barrels toward a doomsday scenario, every weapons lobbyist in town is heading back to the Hill to spread the LIE that more weapons will make us safe. You can’t have it both ways on nukes. Congress accelerating a nuclear arms race to the bottom could end the world as we know it, and it’s time to change course.
Luckily, a crucial chance is coming up fast as Congress digs into negotiations over government spending. We’re (World Without War) gearing up during an incredibly urgent moment to raise the alarm in the media, rally our champions in Congress, and mobilize hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists. We can’t do it alone — to drown out the war lobby and push back on ANY attempts to pad the nuclear war budget, we need you with us.