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Aug 19, 2014

The Washington Post publishes Letter to the Editor on Military Escalation in Iraq by Angela Canterbury

"If a U.S. military engagement had been designed as a limited strategy to rescue Yazidis and to evacuate U.S. personnel, we would have reacted differently," writes Angela Canterbury, Executive Director of CACNP. "But the open-ended nature of the stated mission was and continues to be alarming."

Jun 18, 2014

U.S. News & World Report Publishes Letter to the Editor on Missile Defense Failures by John Isaacs

"Today, the greatest nuclear danger isn’t from another country but rather a rogue group with a suitcase that evaded detection because we slashed nonproliferation funds to support “big ticket” projects," writes John Isaacs for U.S. News & World Report.

May 14, 2014

General Gard Statement to Canadian Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence

"The opportunity costs are far too high to justify continuing to invest in an expensive weapons system to counter an unlikely threat that can easily defeat the GMD system."

May 1, 2014

100 Leaders Write to President Obama on Non-Proliferation Spending Reductions

We write to express our serious concern about the FY 2015 budget request for vital nuclear material security and nonproliferation programs. These cuts are difficult to understand since the danger of nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists remains high.

Dec 9, 2013

Scientist Working Group Statement to 2013 Biological Weapon Convention Meeting

The Scientists Working Group on Chemical and Biological Weapons gave this NGO statement to the Meeting of State Parties for the Biological and Toxins Convention on December 9, 2013. The statement was delivered by Kathryn McLaughlin and authored by Greg Koblentz.

Nov 26, 2013

Military Leaders Agree - Support Deal with Iran

Military brass says: "Resolving the Iranian nuclear threat through diplomacy is far better than the alternative. As retired military leaders, we know first-hand the enormous consequences of military action,” write seven retired generals. “We should give this initial deal a chance to succeed while the international community closely monitors Iranian compliance, and works to achieve a resolution to the Iranian nuclear program.”

Oct 18, 2013

Letter to Congress Regarding Diplomacy with Iran

A letter to Members of Congress calling for a true diplomatic effort regarding Iran's nuclear program.

Oct 18, 2013

Letter to President Barack Obama Regarding Diplomacy with Iran

A letter to President Barack Obama calling for a true diplomatic effort regarding Iran's nuclear program.

Dec 6, 2012

Lt. Gen. Robert Gard Signs Letter to President Obama Urging Negotiations With Iran

A group of experts, including a number of retired military officials and diplomats, sent a letter to President Obama encouraging him to "pursue serious, sustained negotiations with the Iranian government." Center Chairman Lt. Gen Robert Gard (USA, ret.) was among the signatories.

Sep 20, 2012

Kingston Reif Signs Letter to President Obama on Nuclear "Gold Standard"

The Center's Kingston Reif signed onto a letter encouraging President Obama to apply the nonproliferation “Gold Standard” to future civil nuclear cooperation agreements.

Nov 1, 2011

Letter to the President on Nuclear Material Security and Non-Proliferation Funding

October 27 Letter to the President on Nuclear Material Security and Non-Proliferation Funding

Oct 28, 2011

NGO Letter in Support of Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) Effort to Reduce Nuclear Weapons Spending

We, the undersigned organizations and experts, ask you to cosign Rep. Markey’s (D-MA) letter to members of the Super Committee urging them to reduce nuclear weapons spending and use the resulting savings to invest in higher priority programs.

Sep 13, 2011

Olson's Letter to the Editor on Iran in the Washington Post

Senior Policy Analyst, Laicie Olson wrote a Letter to the Editor on "Iran's nuclear threat: Fact or Fantasy?" The letter appeared in The Washington Post on September 13, 2011

Feb 28, 2011

Letter to the Senate to support FY11 nuclear security funding

The Fissile Material Working Group, of which the Center is a member of, wrote a letter to the Administration asking the Senate to support FY11 nuclear security funding.

Feb 11, 2011

Letter to the Administration to support FY11 nuclear security in the next CR or omnibus

The Fissile Material Working Group, of which the Center is a member of, wrote a letter to the Administration asking the President to support FY11 nuclear security funding in the next Continuing Resolution or Omnibus

Feb 3, 2011

Letter to Congress to support nuclear security funding in the budget request

The Fissile Material Working Group, of which the Center is a member of, wrote a letter to each member of Congress urging full funding for crucial non proliferation programs in the budget request.

Dec 20, 2010

Letter to the President on nuclear cooperation agreements

The Center for Arms Control and Non Proliferation put together a letter to the President calling on him to be more consistent on nuclear cooperation agreements with other nations. We believe that consistency on these agreements will strengthen the President's non-proliferation objectives.

Feb 7, 2010

Letter to Congress to support nuclear security funding in FY11 next CR

The Fissile Material Working Group, of which the Center is a member of, wrote a letter to each member of Congress urging full funding for crucial non proliferation programs in the FY11 next Continuing Resolution.

Oct 2, 2009

Letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Laser Enrichment Facility in North Carolina

A letter opposing the laser enrichment facility planned in Wilmington, NC for which the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a license request. Laser enrichment poses proliferation risks because it is harder to detect than other enrichment technologies.

Oct 2, 2009

Letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Laser Enrichment Facility in North Carolina

A letter opposing the laser enrichment facility planned in Wilmington, NC for which the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a license request. Laser enrichment poses proliferation risks because it is harder to detect than other enrichment technologies.

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