Nuclear Weapons Conversation Guide

It has been more than 70 years since the US bombed Hiroshima and
Nagasaki. The number of nuclear weapons in existence worldwide are down
from a peak of 68,000. Currently there are an estimated 15,000 nuclear
weapons in storage, on alert or lost. What is the right thing to do now
that the generation that first built and deployed nuclear weapons has
passed and left responsibility for these weapons to us? The US is currently planning to modernize our nuclear weapons and delivery systems
to the tune of an estimated cost of $700 billion dollars with the
stated intent of nuclear deterrence. Perhaps it is a good time to talk
about the role of nuclear weapons in our country and the world outside
of Washington, D.C. How do we want the next 70 years to unfold and what
can we do to achieve that vision?

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