The United States, as the owner of the biggest nuclear arsenal, must take the initiative and lead the world to take these steps:
Take nuclear weapons off high alert; separate warheads from missiles.
- No First Use.
Agree to binding bans on first use of nuclear weapons.
- No New Weapons.
Ban research and development of all new nuclear weapons.
- Ban Nuclear Testing Forever.
Bring into force the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
- Control Nuclear Material.
Create a verifiable treaty to bring all weapons-grade nuclear material and the technology to create it under strict international control.
- Nuclear Weapons Convention.
Start negotiations, as required by the Non-Proliferation Treaty, for the phased, verifiable and irreversible elimination of weapons.
- Resources for Peace.
Spend the tens of billions now spent for nuclear arms on national and global humanitarian projects.