On Wednesday, President Barack Obama took a meaningful step towards reducing the threat posed by nuclear weapons in his speech by Brandenburg Gate. Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Dr. Catherine Thomasson applauds President Obama’s call to move past Cold War era policies and adopt a 21st century national security agenda.
“President Obama’s move to reduce U.S. and Russian strategic weapons by one-third represents the type of leadership the world needs to combat the proliferation of these weapons of mass destruction,” Dr. Thomasson said. “These reductions, combined with the essential efforts to lock-down vulnerable nuclear material, represents the type of preventive action that we, as physicians, believe is necessary to make our country stronger.”
The President’s remarks come at a critical time in the debate over the Federal Budget in Congress. As the country struggles to abide by sequestration, lawmakers are making decisions that could harm our economic competitiveness as well as life-saving services for the needy. These reductions in nuclear weapons will enable our representatives to save billions of dollars that can be used to rebuild our schools, invest in our work-force and help reduce our debt.
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