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Nuclear BanThe Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Technical Issues for the United States
( March 2012)
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August 17, 2016
Obama's Dangerous Drive to Ban Nuclear Weapons Testing
The National Interest
The National Academy of Sciences concluded in 2002 that it is possible to conceal from detection underground nuclear tests with yields up to 1,000-2,000 tons.

October 26, 2015
The Obama team eyes another nuclear gamble
Two studies by the National Academy of Sciences found strong evidence that the international monitoring system can detect a nuclear explosion anywhere in the world.

March 14, 2013
International Monitoring System as a Nuclear Test Verification Tool
A 2012 National Research Council (NRC) report titled “The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Technical Issues for the United States” puts this yield “below a few kilotons worldwide, and at most a few hundred tons at well-monitored locations.”...

January 31, 2013
For a Better Nuclear Future, Move beyond Global Zero
World Politics Review
Yet recent studies from the National Academy of Sciences show that the concerns that previously blocked U.S. movement on the treaty -- maintaining the...

November 7, 2012
The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty: Questions and Challenges
The Heritage Foundation
...the National Research Council released a report on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Proponents of the CTBT claim that the report vindicates their, and the Obama Administration's, desire to revive the treaty-which...