Last month I spoke to a youth group whose members are advocating for a treaty to forever end nuclear weapons testing. Our meeting was timely, before the July 16 anniversary of the first atomic bomb test at the end of World War II. Code-named Trinity, the A-bomb test by the U.S. Army in the New Mexico desert brought forward the dangerous age of nuclear weapons.
We need to listen to these students and young professionals who dream of finally getting us out of this nuclear peril, which is entering another dangerous phase.
There are still close to 14,000 nuclear weapons in the world according to the Arms Control Association. A recently released publication from the Pentagon alarmingly stated, “There is an increased potential for regional conflicts involving nuclear-armed adversaries in several parts of the world and the potential for adversary nuclear escalation in crisis or conflict.”
Read this whole opinion piece on Newsweek.com here: 76 Years after A-Bomb, Youth Can Lead on Reducing Nuke Danger | Opinion