Amid growing international tensions, the Trump Administration is proposing a dramatic buildup of U.S. nuclear forces, with its newly released Nuclear Posture Review including plans for new nuclear weapons and expanding the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. national security strategy. These plans make us less safe, jeopardize our health and environment, and divert critical financial resources from pressing human needs.
At the same time, the Olympic truce officially expires on March 25, and joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises are scheduled for April, setting the stage for renewed conflict between the U.S. and North Korea. According to the Congressional Research Service, a U.S. military strike against North Korea could cause mass civilian casualties, impacting 25 million people on both sides of the border.
Join us on March 6 to learn more about these challenges and policy solutions to reduce nuclear threats and prevent war with North Korea. Together, we can create a safer, healthier, and more just world.
For more information, contact Denise Duffield at [email protected] or 213-689-9170.
Hosted by: Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and Beyond the Bomb-Los Angeles
Co-sponsored by: The Asia Institute, Peace Action, Action One Korea, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center, Doctors for Global Health, KIWA (Koreatown Immigrant Workers Association), Office of the Americas, Veterans for Peace, Korean Peace Alliance and June 15 U.S. Committee for Reunification of Korea, Progressive Asian Network for Action, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Peace21 (내일을 여는 사람들), and Support Committee for Korean Prisoners of Conscience in the U.S. (미주 민가협 양심수 후원회).