Argument: Nuclear deterrence is less relevant today; test ban does little damage

Issue Report: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty


“Kissinger, Shultz, Perry & Nunn call for A World Free of Nuclear Weapons”. The Wall Street Journal. January 4, 2007: “With nuclear weapons more widely available, deterrence is decreasingly effective and increasingly hazardous.”

Mikhail Gorbachev wrote in January 2007: “It is becoming clearer that nuclear weapons are no longer a means of achieving security; in fact, with every passing year they make our security more precarious.”[1]