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Ex-U.S. officials ask Japan leaders to accept no-first-use nuke plan via Kyodo News

Tokyo–A group of former U.S. officials, including former Defense Secretary William Perry, and experts on nuclear disarmament sent an open letter Monday asking Japanese political parties not to oppose a “no-first-use” nuclear stance that may be announced by the United … Continue reading

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Why the United States should support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By William J. Perry | January 22, 2021 […] For 75 years, we have allowed the idea of mass destruction to be normalized as a necessary component of our international security strategy. If we are ever going to reach the top of … Continue reading

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Ex-US Defense Secretary Urges Biden To Renounce Sole Control Of Nuclear Weapons via NDTV

Washington:  A former US defense secretary has called on President-elect Joe Biden to reform the system that gives sole control of the nation’s nuclear arsenal to the president, calling it “outdated, unnecessary and extremely dangerous.” The call from William Perry … Continue reading

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Ex-Defense Secretary Joins Forum on Nuclear Weapons Use via US News & World Report

[…] Former President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Defense William Perry will join U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, both Massachusetts Democrats, for the one-day event Saturday at the Cambridge, Massachusetts university. The forum is titled “Presidential First Use of … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW/ William Perry: Obama should visit Hiroshima to underscore inhumanity of nuclear weapons via Asahi Shimbun

HIROSHIMA–Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry says President Barack Obama should visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki “not to apologize” but to use the experience of being at ground zero of the 1945 atomic bombings as a “vehicle” for getting his message … Continue reading

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