- Ira Helfand and Philip Lederer write that the United States faces a fundamental decision about nuclear weapons
- The Obama administration is making the wrong choice, and neither major party presidential candidate has spoken out against this policy, they write
Ira Helfand, MD is co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Philip Lederer, MD is a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Boston. The opinions expressed in this commentary are theirs.
(CNN)The growing danger of nuclear war has received scant attention in the election campaign beyond some understandable anxiety at the thought of Donald Trump's finger on the nuclear button. But the United States faces a fundamental decision about nuclear weapons, the Obama administration is making the wrong choice and neither candidate has spoken out against this wrongheaded policy.