No to NATO Briefings

No to NATO

CND will be protesting against NATO at the military alliance's summit in Wales this summer. Britain should withdraw from this nuclear-armed alliance which is creating international instability.  
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US tactical nuclear weapons in Europe

This briefing deals with the stockpiles of US tactical nuclear weapons (TNW) in Europe, the presence of which is breaking the Non Proliferation Treaty. TNW’s are described as being more vulnerable to theft, as well as accidental detonation, and as being very powerful weapons, despite being described officially as ‘low-yield’. It is argued that these weapons, for which there is no real rationale, should be withdrawn from Europe, an act that would open the way for negotiations with Russia over its own stockpiles of TNW’s.
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Submission to NATO's Nuclear Policy Review

December 1999 Introduction Whilst in a wider context CND would argue that NATO, as a relic of the Cold War, is not the appropriate vehicle for the security of Europe in the 21st century, this submission is concerned with NATO as a nuclear alliance and the review of its nuclear policy. This submission is made more in hope than with optimism. The hope stems from the voting on the New Agenda Coalition resolution at the United Nations, the positive proposals by Canada and the NATO 5 and the ratification of the CTBT by France and the UK. There were also,…

CND Submission to the Defence Select Committee on NATO

June 2002 In May 2002, the House of Commons Defence Select Committee announced that it would conduct an inquiry into the future of NATO with specific reference to the following issues: NATO's future role and missions; the implications of enlargement; NATO-Russia relations; and the implications for NATO of the terrorist attacks of 11 September. The Committee invited CND and other interested groups to send written representations, hence this Submission. CND submits to the Defence Committee its position that global peace and security are best-served by the abolition of NATO We are in fundamental disagreement with NATO's 1999 Strategic Concept which…

CND Submission to the Defence Select Committee on NATO

This CND submission to the DSC Inquiry on The Future of NATO and European Defence argues that: the NATO alliance’s possession of nuclear weapons and its failure to reject their first use do nothing to ensure the security of the UK and Europe; the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is contravened by the basing of US nuclear weapons in Europe (in the UK at Lakenheath) on behalf of NATO; such a military stance by NATO encourages nuclear weapons proliferation.
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