Trump destroys YET ANOTHER peace treaty. It has kept peace for 3 decades.

Trump REPEATEDLY makes decisions that make nuclear war more likely!

Since 1992 the Open Skies Treaty has been reducing the danger of war for three decades by allowing the U.S., Russia, and other nations to fly over each other’s military facilities in order to monitor them and make sure neither nation was violating peace treaties, etc.

Now Trump has announced that he is withdrawing from this treaty. Trump’s withdrawal will occur in mid-November, unless a sensible person is elected to replace Trump and restore this treaty.

Originally President Eisenhower had conceived of the idea in the 1950s. The treaty was signed by President George H.W. Bush (the older Bush) three decades ago, and it has worked well.

BOTH of these are articles about this are worth reading:

The first article is a statement by two very prominent national figures who – a number of years ago – became alarmed about the danger of nuclear war and have been urging sensible policies:
https://www.nti.org/newsroom/news/statement-ernest-j-moniz-and-sam-nunn-us-withdrawal-open-skies-treaty/

The second article is a more thorough article by the Arms Control Association (www.armscontrol.org), one of the world’s most knowledgeable and respected organizations regarding nuclear weapons and disarmament:
https://www.armscontrol.org/pressroom/2020-05/open-skies-treaty-pullout-irresponsible-national-security-misstep-warn-experts

A respected journalist at Mother Jones magazine quoted the ACA’s article (above) with a short introduction:
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/05/trump-danger-leave-open-skies-treaty-russia-nuclear-weapons/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter-05-22-2020

As he always does, Trump destroys something good without any viable solution to replace what he has destroyed.

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org