A statement by Executive Director John Tierney on resuming nuclear testing was picked up by Common Dreams.
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation executive director and former Congressman John Tierney (D-Mass.) also recently criticized the administration’s proposal, calling it “nothing short of appalling” and “a clear sign of this administration’s continued willingness to put Americans at risk,” and especially concerning in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are in the midst of the worst public health crisis of our lifetime and this is what the Trump administration is doing with its time?” he said. “When Americans say that they want and need tests, they weren’t talking about the nuclear kind.”
“Nuclear brinkmanship is not a game; nuclear weapons are not toys; and the Americans who live near or downwind of the Nevada National Security Site are not pawns to be blasted across a radioactive chess board,” added Tierney. Read more