Issue Experts, Activists Decry U.S. ‘Major Retreat’ on Nuclear Security

 In a letter to President Obama, a group of 100 former officials, peace advocates and issue experts criticized the fiscal 2015 budget, planning to cut nuclear security funding next year. The FY 2015 budget would damaged major efforts to secure nuclear materials worldwide. The expert’s letter urges the administration to treat non-proliferation programmes as a priority. Among the letter’s signatories are Paul Walker, director of the GCI’s Environmental Security and Sustainability programme. For more information, read GCI press release about it.