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Summing Up: Questions and Answers on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Issues and Answers
  • David W. Hafemeister, University of Maryland
Publication Date
1-1-1997
Abstract

My experiences with the ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the Threshold Test Ban Treaty, and the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty have led me to conclude that presenting technical issues early in the process greatly reduces their politicization during the ratification end game. This chapter summarizes the important issues that will be raised during the debate on ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. It uses a compact question and answer format to cover the following topics: I. Nuclear Proliferation, II. Nuclear Arms Control, III. Warhead Reliability and Yield for National Security, IV. Warhead Safety, V. Verification, and VI. The Verification-Compliance process. Each section begins with a statement of conclusions, followed by a set of relevant questions and answers.

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Citation Information
David W. Hafemeister. "Summing Up: Questions and Answers on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty" The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Issues and Answers (1997) p. 113 - 132
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dhafemei/27/