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Experts Available to Comment on New Report on Test Ban Treaty
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For Immediate Release: March 28, 2012

(Washington, D.C.) The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will release a major new technical report on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) this Friday March 30. The report will assess the U.S. ability to maintain its nuclear arsenal without nuclear test explosions and the ability of the international monitoring system to detect clandestine tests.

The following experts will be available for comment about the NAS report:

  • Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association.
    Since 1991, Kimball has led NGO efforts to win congressional approval of the 1992 test moratorium, U.S. support for a "zero-yield" test ban treaty, and the UN's endorsement of the CTBT in 1996. He also currently serves as director of the Project for the CTBT (202-463-8270 x107).
  • Tom Z. Collina, Research Director, Arms Control Association.
    Collina was actively involved in national efforts to end U.S. nuclear testing in 1992, international efforts to conclude the CTBT in 1996, and the CTBT Senate ratification debate in 1999 (202-463-8270 x104).
  • Sidney D. Drell, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution.
    Dr. Drell is a professor of theoretical physics (emeritus) at the Stanford's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University. He has advised the executive and legislative branches of government on national security and defense technical issues for more than four decades (650-926-2664).
  • Stephen Young, Senior Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists.
    Young has many years of experience with nuclear testing issues at the intersection of science and policy (202-331-5429).

Additional resources:

"Ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty," by Hazel R. O'Leary and Daryl G. Kimball, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 14, 2011.

"Time for the Test Ban Treaty Is Now," by Tom Collina and Daryl Kimball, a reply to common criticisms of the CTBT, Sept. 12, 2011.

"Now More Than Ever: The Case for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty," by Tom Collina and Daryl Kimball, ACA Briefing book, Feb. 2010.

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Posted: March 28, 2012