No First Use

  • The Bomb Squad

    “We’re a small but mighty team,” Tristan Guyette told Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione. “Our goal is to end the threat of nuclear war through very intersectional work.” Guyette and Colleen Moore work at Beyond the Bomb, a grassroots campaign aimed at stopping nuclear war. “We work to...

    November 11, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Rep. Adam Smith and the Future of US Nuclear Weapons Policy

    To reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons, stop their spread, and build peace in regions of conflict where nuclear weapons exists, Ploughshares Fund is working to stop an emerging nuclear arms race, support and extend arms control treaties, and prevent nuclear war. This is why we are...

    October 16, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Remembering Hiroshima

    Seventy-four years ago today, on August 6, 1945, a single American bomber carrying a single bomb destroyed an entire Japanese city. The atomic age had begun. A teeming wartime metropolis of a quarter million people, Hiroshima stretched over the broad, marshy flatlands of the Ota River delta, as...

    August 6, 2019 - By Joe Cirincione
  • Ben Rhodes on No First Use and Ploughshares Fund

    Watch Ben Rhodes' discussion of a No First Use nuclear weapons policy and see a video promoting that policy. We had the privilege of hearing him speak about the importance of a recent...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Demand presidential candidates oppose the first use of nuclear weapons
    At any minute, the president of the United States can start a nuclear war with sole authority. There is no requirement for outside approval or a second opinion. Donald Trump’s reckless behavior is shining a light on just how dangerous this situation is. But no president should have unchecked...
    June 11, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • A Nuclear Policy for All

    The legitimacy of American democracy is rooted in political participation. Since the end of World War II, however, participation in national security policymaking by citizens, and even by most elected representatives, is no longer considered legitimate. This is especially true for decisions...

    April 3, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Remembering the Hawaii False Alarm

    January 13 marks the one-year anniversary of the false Hawaii missile alert. That’s when nearly every radio, television and cell phone in Hawaii broadcast a mistaken official message that read, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill." Hawaiians...

    January 9, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • California Aims to Reduce Risk of Nuclear War

    In part through the tireless work of several of our grantees, California just passed a state resolution urging Congress to support national legislation restricting the President's sole authority to launch a nuclear first strike. If you live in California, see how your California State Senator...

    August 29, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Rep. Adam Smith Introduces No First Use Bill

    On November 15, 2017, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced legislation to make it the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first. The No First Use ...

    November 15, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Nearly 500,000 to Congress: Take Trump’s Finger Off the Nuclear Button

    On Wednesday May 3, at a press conference on Capitol Hill, members of Congress accepted nearly 500,000 petition signatures collected by global security organizations, anti-nuclear weapons advocates, and progressive advocacy organizations in support of legislation that would limit President Trump...

    May 4, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund