Reconsider the Nuclear Test Ban
Kimball, Daryl G., Arms Control Today
Ten years ago, President Bill Clinton asked Gen. John Shalikashvili, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to review issues surrounding the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in the aftermath of the Senate's 1999 rejection of the treaty. His 2001 report concluded that "the advantages of the Test Ban Treaty outweigh any disadvantages, and thus that ratification would increase national security. For the sake of future generations, it would be unforgivable to neglect any reasonable action that can help prevent nuclear proliferation, as the Test Ban Treaty clearly would."
Today, a growing, bipartisan list of national security leaders agrees that it is past time to heed …
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Publication information: Article title: Reconsider the Nuclear Test Ban. Contributors: Kimball, Daryl G. - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 41. Issue: 3 Publication date: April 2011. Page number: 4. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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