Reduce the Risk of Nuclear War

It’s a near miracle that nuclear war has so far been avoided.

- Noam Chomsky, linguist and political theorist, 2012

The Facts

  • A single strategic nuclear warhead today is 1,000 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II.
  • A Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile travels at a speed of 18,000 miles per hour.
  • Computer systems have problems, and when you are talking about nuclear war, a system problem could cause the end of the world.
  • The U.S. nuclear weapons program costs a fortune. The Congressional Budget Office's projected cost of the U.S. nuclear force for the next 10 years is $494 billion.

The Solutions

  • Reduce the number of deployed U.S. nuclear weapons from 1,744 to around 300.
  • Sign U.N. resolution 62/36, agreeing that the United States will not use nuclear weapons as a first-strike option.
  • Set the goal of creating a nuclear weapons-free world by 2028.

A Bold Plan for America

The importance of an informed citizenship has never been higher than in today’s environment of misinformation. In this book, I’ve broken down America’s 14 biggest problems and provided nonpartisan, fact-based solutions on how we can solve them.