Nuclear No First Use Spotlight

A commonsense policy that makes us safer

Published Dec 6, 2019

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UCS is starting with a simple and commonsense principle: The United States must commit to never initiate a nuclear conflict.

A No First Use policy:

  • Reduces the risk that another country will use nuclear weapons against the United States, either preemptively or in retaliation.
  • Contributes to global stability, by reaffirming our leadership in arms control and risk reduction efforts, and inspiring other countries to take similar steps.
  • Makes it less likely that nuclear weapons will ever be used.

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