Last week, Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine after a visceral speech laced with lies and threats of nuclear annihilation.
Today, Russian nuclear forces are at a level of combat readiness unseen since some of the most dangerous moments of the Cold War. Any nuclear exchange between the United States and Russia could result in global death and the complete environmental devastation of our planet – a terrifying possibility.
So far, the Biden administration has thankfully chosen not to respond to Putin’s nuclear threats. While we are encouraged by President Biden’s decision in choosing restraint, this is a moment to draw a clearer line and publicly affirm a policy of no first use.
President Biden has the power to de-escalate and send a strong signal of leadership and restraint in this moment. That’s why we need the president to send a clear, public message that the United States will not use or threaten to use nuclear weapons first and that the U.S. nuclear arsenal is off the table in the war in Ukraine!President Biden: Take nukes off the table in Putin’s war | Win Without War