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Making America feared again: the Trump administration considers resuming nuclear weapons testing — IPPNW peace and health blog

The Trump administration now seems to be preparing to ignore treaty constraints and world opinion by reviving nuclear weapons explosions. A Washington Post article reported that, in mid-May 2020, a meeting of senior U.S. officials from top national security agencies engaged in serious discussions about US nuclear test resumption. According to one official, the idea was that test renewal would help pressure Russia and China into making concessions during future negotiations over nuclear weapons. In fact, the nuclear testing now being considered by the Trump administration is designed with the same purpose that weapons have traditionally had in world affairs: to intimidate other nations.

via Making America feared again: the Trump administration considers resuming nuclear weapons testing — IPPNW peace and health blog

July 20, 2020 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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