Observation on the CTBT and Nonproliferation [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs, 2000. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 236 Kilobytes pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The CTBT sits in a broad national security context. The stated purpose of the treaty is to ban nuclear testing and thereby slow nuclear proliferation. However, it also heightens issues of concern for U.S. national security related to stockpile stewardship, worldwide monitoring, and the status of other countries' nuclear weapons programs. These issues were recognized during the negotiation of the CTBT and articulated, in August 1995, as the set of safeguards under which the U.S. would be willing to sign a CTBT. Safeguards A, B, C, and F address maintenance of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, Safeguard D addresses improved monitoring capabilities, and Safeguard E addresses the need to be knowledgeable about foreign nuclear programs.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 07/19/2000., "ucrl-jc-139793", Roundtable Discussion on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, Stanford, CA (US), 07/19/2000., and Shotts, W.J.
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