The Pugwash community is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Bruce Blair, a tireless and effective advocate of nuclear disarmament. Bruce, a former Minuteman ICBM launch control officer, took on the burden of warning about the risks of inadvertent, accidental and deliberate launch of nuclear weapons, and championed the cause of de-alerting, disassembling, and eliminating nuclear weapons. Bruce co-founded and led Global Zero, which has been a significant presence in the field of arms control and disarmament. Bruce also participated in several Pugwash initiatives. His energy and commitment will be strongly missed. We extend our sympathy to his family on this irreparable loss.
Sergio Duarte, President of Pugwash
Paolo Cotta Ramusino, Secretary-General of Pugwash