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Peace group head urges Obama to get specific during Hiroshima visit | Baptist News Global

Hiroshima Peace Park (Photo/Wikipedia)

Hiroshima Peace Park (Photo/Wikipedia)

Kevin Martin, president of Peace Action, said Obama needs to do more than repeat his pledge in a historic 2009 speech in Prague “to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons” and talk about what he plans to do about it in his final months as president.

“There are distinct steps the president could announce in Hiroshima that will show the world that his words of a nuclear weapons free world aren’t hollow,” said Martin, who has visited Hiroshima three times.

Martin of Peace Action said President Obama could announce concrete steps such as reducing the number of nuclear warheads, removing a “hair-trigger alert” that increases the chances of error or canceling the Long Range Stand Off nuclear cruise missile or other parts of the $1 trillion dollars the U.S. plans to spend to overhaul nuclear weapons and their delivery.

Source: Peace group head urges Obama to get specific during Hiroshima visit – Baptist News Global

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