dates this month have special significance to those who want to achieve a
world free of nuclear weapons: the International Day of Peace (September
21) and the UN High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament (September 26).
Instead of honoring the significance of these dates and working in good
faith to achieve nuclear disarmament, the United States has chosen to
schedule two tests of its Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
on September 22 and September 26.
Just hours after the International Day of Peace ends, the U.S. plans to
launch a Minuteman III – the missile that delivers U.S. land-based nuclear
weapons – from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to the Kwajalein
Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Then, on the same day that most countries will send their head of state
or foreign minister to New York for the UN’s first-ever High-Level Meeting
on nuclear disarmament, the U.S. plans to send another Minuteman III
missile from California to the Marshall Islands.
These missiles are designed to carry nuclear warheads capable of killing
thousands of times more people than the chemical weapons used in Syria.
Your actions have helped stop Minuteman III tests before: in 2011 on
the International Day of Peace, and in 2012 on the anniversary of the
largest-ever nuclear weapon test conducted by the U.S. (Castle Bravo in the
We need your support to stop these two tests as well.