Democracy Now! — Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

A leading arms control organization is calling for President Obama to take U.S. nuclear missiles off high alert before Donald Trump assumes office. The Ploughshares Fund has circulated a public petition urging President Obama to place restraints on the incoming president’s ability to launch a nuclear attack. Last week, Trump alarmed nuclear weapons experts when he raised the prospect of a new global arms race on Twitter. Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, offers comments.

Here is the petition.

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