"[Arms Control Today] has become indispensable! I think it is the combination of the critical period we are in and the quality of the product. I found myself reading the May issue from cover to cover."
– Frank von Hippel
Co-Director of Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University
This briefing book reviews the key facts and issues surrounding the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and efforts towards entry into force. Nuclear testing is a dangerous and unnecessary vestige of the Cold War.
The report recommends that the U.S. reduce its arsenal to 500 operational deployed warheads, with 500 warheads in a responsive force, by 2012. The authors specifically outline where and how the remaining warheads should be deployed.