1. It is not sane, sensible or rational.
2. It will not make the U.S. or the world safer or more secure.
3. It is provocative activity that will trigger existing nuclear-armed countries to modernize their nuclear arsenals and result in new nuclear arms races.
4. It demonstrates U.S. commitment to nuclear weapons rather than to nuclear weapons abolition.
5. It will make nuclear weapons appear more reliable and accurate and therefore more usable.
6. It is not necessary for purposes of nuclear deterrence.
7. It sends a strong message to non-nuclear-armed countries that nuclear weapons have perceived military value, and thus creates an inducement to nuclear proliferation.
8. It breaches the U.S. obligation in the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to negotiate in good faith on effective measures to end the nuclear arms race at an early date.
9. It breaches the U.S. obligation in the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to negotiate in good faith on effective measures for nuclear disarmament.
10. It is an immoral waste of resources that are desperately needed for meeting basic human needs for food, water, shelter, education and environmental protection.
11. Despite the $1 trillion price tag already proposed for U.S. nuclear weapons modernization over the next three decades, as with most “defense” plans, original budgets are generally vastly underestimated.
12. Benefits of U.S. nuclear weapons modernization will go overwhelmingly to enrich “defense” contracting corporations and their executives.