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Crs Report for Congress - Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments: April 30, 2008 - Rl33548 (Paperback) Loot Price: R251
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Crs Report for Congress - Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments: April 30, 2008 - Rl33548 (Paperback)

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A comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty (CTBT) is the oldest item on the nuclear arms control agenda. Three treaties currently bar all but underground tests with a maximum force equal to 150,000 tons of TNT. The Natural Resources Defense Council states the United States conducted 1,030 nuclear tests, the Soviet Union 715, the United Kingdom 45, France 210, and China 45. The last U.S. test was held in 1992; Russia claims it has not tested since 1990. In 1998, India and Pakistan announced several nuclear tests. Each declared a test moratorium; neither has signed the CTBT. North Korea conducted a nuclear test in 2006. Since 1997, the United States has held 23 "subcritical experiments" at the Nevada Test Site, most recently on August 30, 2006, to study how plutonium behaves under pressures generated by explosives. It asserts these experiments do not violate the CTBT because they cannot produce a self-sustaining chain reaction. Russia has reportedly held some since 1998, including several in 2000. The U.N. General Assembly adopted the CTBT in 1996. As of April 30, 2008, 178 states had signed it; 144, including Russia, had ratified; and of the 44 that must ratify the treaty for it to enter into force, ...

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Imprint: Bibliogov
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2013
First published: November 2013
Authors: Jonathan Medalia
Creators: Congressional Research Service the Libr
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-293-25058-7
Barcode: 9781293250587
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LSN: 1-293-25058-9

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