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Right-left Coalition Urges Opposition to the “National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund” Budget Gimmick(Comments Off on Right-left Coalition Urges Opposition to the “National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund” Budget Gimmick)

November 20, 2015

by Erica Fein, Nuclear Weapons Policy Director Navy and Congressional Allies Want Gimmick Over Responsible Budgeting Today, a bipartisan coalition of non-governmental organizations sent a letter to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees, urging the committee leadership to oppose use of a budget gimmick called the “national sea-based deterrence fund” (NSBDF). The fund was created by Members […]

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Statement on Paris and Beirut

At WAND our hearts are breaking as we bear witness to terror and violent extremism taking innocent lives around the world. We were struck with shock as we watched the news of attacks in Paris, Beirut, Baghdad, and the downed Russian aircraft. It reminded us too much of the horror and fear that gripped us, […]

Sayre Speaks: Diplomacy is the Right Choice But Are We Choosing It?

by Sayre Sheldon, President Emerita WAND worked hard and successfully for the Iran Agreement. Our recent Conference in D.C. celebrated a victory, heard from several of the women who helped negotiate the agreement and we personally thanked our Congressional representatives who supported it. Since then we have seen a Middle East increasingly burning, with bombs, missiles, […]

Budget Deal: Frightful Moments and Haunting Leftovers

by Kathy Crandall Robinson, WAND Senior Policy Director Just in time to mark Halloween, White House and Congressional leaders earlier this week struck a budget deal and avoided a truly frightening debt default that could have tanked the U.S. and global economy. It is expected that the deal, which raises the debt limit through March […]

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