The Time Magazine article stated that “[Senator Bob] Corker [of
Ground Zero, also known as Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, is a small grass-roots organization in
Hagel is actually a signatory to Global Zero, an international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons. Hagel supported the May 2012 Global Zero report that called for deep reductions in the number of
nuclear weapons beyond already planned cuts. U.S.
Ground Zero is currently engaged in legal proceedings in Federal Court to stop the construction of an additional
designed to handle thermonuclear ballistic missiles deployed on Trident (OHIO
Class) submarines based at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in . Silverdale, Washington
Ground Zero is also questioning the need to build twelve new ballistic missile submarines to replace the current Trident fleet. The Trident nuclear weapons system was originally designed as a “strategic deterrent” to the
nuclear capability at the height of the Cold War. The Navy has not demonstrated any new rationale
for this $100 billion project.
Contact: Leonard Eiger, 425-445-2190