The Trump administration has reportedly discussed conducting an explosive nuclear test for political purposes with the goal of forcing China to the arms control negotiating table. Here’s why restarting explosive nuclear testing is dangerous and unnecessary.
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with The Santa Fe New Mexican about a potential resumption of U.S. explosive nuclear testing. “This is really troubling to even be discussing explosive nuclear testing,” said Alexandra Bell, senior policy director at the nonprofit Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. “We absolutely don’t need to conduct explosive nuclear […]
Executive Director John Tierney’s statement about the Trump administration’s reported consideration of a nuclear test was mentioned in The Salt Lake Tribune. Neither does John Tierney, a former nine-term Democratic congressman from Massachusetts who now leads the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. “It is beyond reckless to provoke a possible widespread return to explosive […]
(MAY 22 – WASHINGTON) In response to reports that the Trump administration was considering conducting a nuclear test as a way to get China to the nuclear arms control negotiating table, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Executive Director and former nine-term Congressman John Tierney (D-MA) released the following statement: “Reports that the Trump administration has discussed conducting an explosive […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with AM 740 KTRH (Houston) news radio about why the United States doesn’t need to conduct explosive nuclear tests. Nuclear expert Alexandra Bell, a former senior advisor at the State Department, says the United States hasn’t detonated a nuclear bomb since 1992. Bell says with improved science and technology alongside […]