Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell and Program Coordinator Abigail Stowe-Thurston were guests on the Why It Matters podcast discussing the fact that a U.S. president can launch a first-strike nuclear attack at any time and, according to the law, does not need to seek advice first.
No First Use
Program Coordinator Abigail Stowe-Thurston was a guest on the Press the Button podcast, discussing the latest nuclear policy news.
By Abigail Stowe-Thurston, Program Coordinator Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh made comments last week that seem to draw the credibility of India’s nuclear No First Use policy into question. He said, “What happens in the future depends on the circumstances.” The statement comes amid rising tensions between India and Pakistan. In February, Pakistan-based terrorist group […]
By Abigail Stowe-Thurston, Program Coordinator, No First Use In a recent interaction at a campaign event (which you can watch in full below), 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Congressman John Delaney discussed his position on adopting a nuclear No First Use policy. “I can’t imagine when you would ever use a nuclear weapon […]
By Abigail Stowe-Thurston, Program Coordinator As Wednesday’s debate began to wind down around 10 p.m., a lively discussion of U.S. nuclear weapons policy ramped up onstage. Senator Elizabeth Warren, the sponsor of legislation that would make it the policy of the United States not to use nuclear weapons first, explained that a No First Use […]