Right now, there are 200 U.S. tactical nuclear weapons deployed in Europe (in Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, Italy and Belgium). These weapons are expensive remnants of the Cold War: the U.S. doesn’t need them deployed and Europeans don’t want them. They have no targets, no military utility and pose a serious obstacle to further US-Russian nuclear arms reductions. Even worse, they are not completely secure and are vulnerable to theft by terrorists.
It’s time to put these nukes out of commission, and we have a chance to set that possibility in motion. On May 20th, world leaders will meet at the NATO Summit in Chicago, where the future of these weapons is on the agenda – giving us a real opportunity to generate a massive public outcry for the removal of these weapons from Europe.
Sign the petition. Go to www.nukesout.org