- The CTBT will constrain the development of more advanced nuclear weapons by the declared nuclear powers;
- The CTBT will strengthen the [nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] regime and the U.S. ability to lead the global non-proliferation effort;
- The CTBT will constrain "rogue" states' nuclear weapons development and other states' nuclear capabilities;
- The CTBT will improve America's ability to detect and deter nuclear explosive testing; and
- CTBT ratification by the United States and others will constrain non signatories from conducting nuclear tests.
What follows are edited versions of the oral statements of Keeny and Bailey. A full transcript of the hearing, including remarks by John Holum, acting under secretary of state and director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, can be found at: http://www.fas.org/spp/starwars/congress/1998_h/index.html
Spurgeon M. Keeny, Jr., president and executive director of the Arms Control Association, formerly served as deputy director of the Arms Control and Disarmament agency (1977-1981) under President Jimmy Carter.
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Kathleen C. Bailey, a senior fellow at Lawrence Livermonre National Laboratory, served assistant director for nonproliferation at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1987-1991) in the Bush administration.
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