“We are racing towards a nuclear catastrophe and no one seems to be paying attention. Our government is so distracted by the war in Iraq that it is not taking the actions that it could take to prevent the catastrophe.”

William Perry
Former Secretary of Defense


“Keep in mind, that there isn't any doubt here about the intention of the terrorists. They've made it very clear; they want to get hold of a nuclear weapon. So this is not an idle threat, it's a very serious one."

Lee Hamilton
Vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission
Former Democratic House member

“We have the right, to kill 4 million Americans - 2 million of them children - and to exile twice as many and wound and cripple hundreds of thousands.”

Suleiman Abu Gheith
Official Press Spokesman for Osama bin Laden
9 months after 9/11 attack


“It is the duty of Muslims to prepare as much force as possible to terrorize the enemies of God.”

Osama bin Laden

“The climate crisis, soaring fuel and food costs, and terrorism are high among the threats to our future economic and political security.”

George Lucas
Director, Founder of George Lucas Educational Foundation

“Nuclear, biological, and chemical arms are the most inhumane of all weapons. They are rightly called weapons of mass destruction and weapons of terror.”

The Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission

“The threat of nuclear terrorism is real - and the best way to secure our safety is to secure the materials needed to make a bomb before they can be stolen or sold.”

Charles B. Curtis
President & COO of NTI

“Reducing the risk posed by weapons of mass destruction is not the agenda of one political party. It is a deeply held desire by leaders of vision and courage of every political stripe.”

Sam Nunn
NTI & Former U.S. Senator

“There is a consensus among nations that proliferation cannot be tolerated. Yet this consensus. means little unless it is translated into action.”

George W. Bush
President, United States of America

“A nuclear terrorist attack on the United States is more likely than not in the decade ahead.”

Graham Allison
Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe, author

“It's not so much what I know that worries me, as what I know that I don't know.”

John Deutch
Former CIA Director

“The sight of the ruins left by the nuclear explosions in 1945 may seem a
part of old history. Yet the fact is that the instruments of possible global annihilation ... many on high alert, remain a part of our contemporary
history.”

Michael Douglas
Actor

“When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism.”

Barak Obama
U.S. Senator, Democratic Presidential Candidate, 2008

“Today we also need to apply our spirit of optimism, energy, and innovation
to a crisis that has been building for decades but is now coming to a head: the global spread of nuclear weapons.”

John McCain
U.S. Senator, Republican Presidential Candidate, 2008

“The splitting of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.”

Albert Einstein
Scientist



“We were reaching into the unknown and we did not know what might
come of it.”


Robert Oppenheimer
“The Father” of the atomic bomb

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