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Eric Schlosser and Joseph Cirincione: Reducing the Nuclear Nightmare

Friday, January 10, 2014
Posted by Scott Yundt

On Wednesday, January 8th, Joseph Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund and author of the recently published book Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It's Too Late, joined with Eric Schlosser, journalist and author of the recently released Command and Control, in a discussion at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club. They invited Tri-Valley CAREs staff to join the event in the audience. Together they provided detailed information about the dangers surrounding the storage of nuclear weapons in the United States and the proliferation of these weapons in such places as Iran, North Korea and Pakistan as well as possible steps to reduce these threats. They also addressed how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind with respect to nuclear weapons.

To listen to the audio of the Commonwealth Club event click here.