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Tag Archives: Nuclear Proliferation

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NPI’s Gael Tarleton: Scale back U.S. nuclear weapons and stop a new arms race

The United States should reduce its nuclear force by a third to maintain an effective deterrent while making the world safer, writes NPI’s Gael Tarleton in a Seattle Times op-ed. “With that number, we could still keep 1,000 warheads at sea, more than enough for any conceivable military mission. Kitsap would continue to have a mission and the thousands of jobs that come with it.”


We don’t have the technology to fix the problem… We don’t have the process to develop the technology to fix the problem, and we don’t have the money to support the process to develop the technology to fix the problem.

— Tetiana Verbytska, an energy policy expert at the National Ecological Center of Ukraine, speaking to McClatchy’s Matthew Schofield (Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant will remain a threat for 3,000 years).

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell: JCPOA with Iran is “a good deal”

From the September 6th, 2015 episode of NBC’s Meet the Press….

NBC’S CHUCK TODD: General Powell, welcome back to Meet the Press.

COLIN POWELL: Good morning, Chuck, good to be back.

NBC’S CHUCK TODD: Appearance number thirty-three, let’s start right with Iran. Is this a good deal?

COLIN POWELL: I think it is a good deal.

I studied very carefully the outline of the deal and what’s in that deal. And I’ve also carefully looked at the opposition to the deal. And my judgment, after balancing those two sets of information is that it’s a pretty good deal.

(Transcript excerpt courtesy of NBC News)

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Stakes too high to delay action on Iran nuclear deal

Writing for The Seattle Times, Northwest Progressive Institute Vice President-Secretary and 36th District State Representative Gael Tarleton explains why we need to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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President Obama comments on the international nuclear framework with Iran

From the White House: “Speaking from the Rose Garden, President Obama lays out the details of a historic framework with Iran that will prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”