The Common Good

A New President and a New Generation Seek a Nuclear Weapons-Free Future

An important article appeared today in The Washington Post. It lays out the "philosophical shift" from the Bush administration to the Obama administration on nuclear weapons policy. Last month in Prague, Barack Obama committed to seek a "world without nuclear weapons" in a historic shift from many previous administrations. In that vision, the new president is now joined by prominent voices from some of those past administrations. A group of prominent former officials -- Republicans George Shultz and Henry A. Kissinger, and Democrats William J. Perry and Sam Nunn -- have written two pieces in The Wall Street Journal urging "setting the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons and working energetically on the action required to achieve that goal

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