Wasting Hundreds of Billions on Obsolete Cold War Nukesby Barbara Warren, MD, MPH on Feb. 13, 2012, under Uncategorized
We do not need nor can we afford to waste hundreds of billions of tax dollars on obsolete Cold War nuclear weapons systems that are ill-suited to meeting U.S. security needs in the 21st century.
I value a country that invests in our people, our health, and a socially responsible future. We are not broke. Rather, our financial choices are a matter of our priorities as a nation.
States across the country are laying off teachers and reducing investment in schools. Yet we continue to waste billions on unnecessary military spending. Moreover, increased investment in military and nuclear weapons sends the wrong message to the international community.
I understand that there will be difficult choices ahead as our government attempts to rein in spending. We must, however, not make cuts that harm our children and seniors, the most vulnerable and least powerful, in order to protect a military strategy that is a relic of the Cold War. It is a matter of priorities.