Ratifying the treaty ending nuclear weapons testing is the next step the United States should take.
We need to challenge all these countries. But not to an arms race; rather, to what President Kennedy called a "peace race."
Even though the Cold War is long over high levels of spending on armaments are not.
Resuming nuclear testing would be a politically disastrous move for the U.S.
Fewer billions spent on nuclear weapons are more billions put toward other sectors of our society.
It was on August 22nd, 1958 that President Dwight Eisenhower called for negotiations for a nuclear test ban treaty.
This step-by-step progress toward nuclear disarmament needs to go forward, and the CTBT is an essential part.
The real struggle for peace lies not in nuclear bombs, but in providing food, education, and hope.
Next week's conference is meant to build support for bringing the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty into force.