Lifeboat Foundation NuclearShield
By the Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board. This is an ongoing program so you may submit suggestions to email@example.com.
OverviewWe support the proposal by the Nuclear Threat Initiative co-chaired by Ted Turner and Sam Nunn to speed up implementation of the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program to remove dangerous weapons from the old Soviet Union.
We also believe that current efforts to combat nuclear proliferation are not adequate. All means necessary should be used to stop countries that support terrorism, such as North Korea and Iran, from obtaining nuclear weapons. And if they obtain them, then all means necessary should be used to remove them from such countries. Failure to do so could have devastating consequences.
It would also be helpful if diplomatic efforts were made to reduce the number of countries that have nuclear weapons instead of the ominous trend of more and more countries joining the “nuclear club”. The ideal number would be zero, of course.