Help Prevent a Nuclear Catastrophe
Today, the United States keeps nuclear missiles on high alert, ready to be fired in a matter of minutes. This dangerous practice has not changed in decades. Today's security threats have changed and we need to adapt accordingly—maintaining our 450 land-based, long-range nuclear missiles on hair-trigger alert is unnecessary and could lead to disaster.
Tell President Obama it's time to take our nuclear missiles off hair-trigger alert and make us all safer.
Keeping U.S. land-based missiles on high alert increases the risk that one or more will be launched by accident, without authorization, or in response to a false warning of an incoming attack. The U.S. alert status compels Russia to keep its missiles on high alert to deter a disarming blow from the United States, in turn generating the risk of a Russian accidental, unauthorized, or mistaken launch. The launch of even one missile would be a catastrophe.
When he was running for president in 2008, President Obama pledged to address this issue as did his predecessor, George W. Bush. The president has the authority to remove these missiles from high alert. Write to the president today and urge him to bring us back from the brink of disaster.
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