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.
A statement by Executive Director John Tierney on resuming nuclear testing was picked up by Common Dreams. Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation executive director and former Congressman John Tierney (D-Mass.) also recently criticized the administration’s proposal, calling it “nothing short of appalling” and “a clear sign of this administration’s continued willingness to put Americans at risk,” and […]
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Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with The Christian Science Monitor about the future of arms control, especially in relation to the United States and Russia. In the early 1960s “we walked up to the edge of the nuclear abyss with the Cuban missile crisis. Then we walked back and started negotiating,” says Alexandra Bell, […]
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 […]