Did you know that the United States currently has over 5,000 nuclear weapons deployed and held in reserve? Or that if we cut $100 billion of nuclear spending - as Congressman Edward Markey has suggested - we could employ 1,270,900 elementary school teachers for a year? Download this informational handout to learn more about nuclear weapons spending, and what weapons programs we can cut to improve our security and to ensure that everyone's human needs are met in the United States.
The Iraq war took the lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and thousands of U.S. military personnel. It is also cost $720 million dollars each day - dollars that could have been spent in much more constructive ways.
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.