Why Tests Should or Should Not Continue

Anderson, Clinton
March 1960
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar1960, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p86
The article offers a look on why the ban on the testing of nuclear weapons should or should not continue. According to the author, he prefers to ban all tests while continuing to explore every possibility for future peace. In the continued negotiations and while a ban would continue to be in effect, one should continue however to develop and improve the nuclear weapons. He believes that testing the easiest, the fastest, and most certain method of developing new and improved weapons, though is not essential in advancing the technology. On the other hand, improvements would still be possible without testing, but would be much more difficult and much slower.


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