Nuclear disarmament
We spend about $20 billion each year maintaining our strategic nuclear arsenal which consists of 15,113 nuclear warheads as well as the missiles and submarines needed to deliver them. The goal of nuclear disarmament is to reduce or eliminate nuclear weapons. Disarmament opponents claim nuclear deterrence and the threat of nuclear force are needed to maintain peaceful relations between unfriendly nations. They point to the success our détente policy had in preventing our “cold” war with the former Soviet Union from turning “hot.” Disarmament supporters claim the fall of the Soviet Union has made nuclear weapons unnecessary, if not obsolete. They claim eliminating all nuclear weapons will not alter the balance of power but will remove a catastrophic threat to humanity. They say the use of nuclear weapons are immoral, threatens all life on Earth and go beyond the political reasons for war. They also claim we loose credibility when telling other nations such as Iran and North Korea not to build nukes while maintaining a huge arsenal ourselves. Most agree that nuclear disarmament decreases the chance of an accidental missile exchange.

Pending Legislation:
H.R.1650 - Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act of 2015
H.R.1534 - Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures Act

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