UN Presentation: US Nuclear Modernization Under President Trump: Implications for the Ban Treaty Process

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28 Mar 2017 - 10:00

New York, NY

US Nuclear Modernization Under President Trump:
Implications for the Ban Treaty Process

Tuesday, March 28, 10 am to noon
(with opportunity for ongoing discussion until 1:00)
United Nations Conference Room B
Jay Coghlan: Plutonium bomb core production plans
Nuclear Watch New Mexico
Ralph Hutchison: Uranium and bomb secondary production
Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance

Marylia Kelley: Stockpile stewardship and A return to nuclear testing?
Tri-Valley Cares

Hans Kristensen: New military capabilities in modernized weapons
Federation of American Scientists

Matthew McKinzie: New military capabilities in modernized weapons
Natural Resources Defense Council

Rick Wayman: Moderator; disarmament overview
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

The US is poised to continue “modernization”
of its nuclear stockpile at a cost of more
than $1 trillion over 30 years while expanding
its nuclear weapons capabilities in novel directions
under the Trump Administration.

Ideas gaining new currency in the era of
Trump include extremely low-yield options for
use in a conventional battlefield and, potentially,
a return to explosive nuclear testing.

What may surface in the new Nuclear Posture
Review? Will lawmakers and NGOs in the
US and globally effectively counter these plans?
What does US “modernization,” begun by
Obama and now accelerating, mean for nations
and NGOs at the UN this week? Can nuclear
modernization and a Ban Treaty coexist?
Join us in Conference Room B to learn
more about US plans and to discuss concrete
steps for addressing them in the context of
nuclear weapons abolition.

Sponsored by the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability,
a network of 35 organizations at US nuclear weapons facilities and national NGOs

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