Argument: Nuclear Test Ban lacks force behind it

Issue Report: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty


Paula A. Desutter “The Test Ban Treaty Would Help North Korea”. The Wall Street Journal. June 1, 2009: “As for deterrence, it’s a simple concept: convince others that the cost of taking an action you wish to prevent is far greater than any benefits. At a minimum, violators should not benefit from their violation. The Obama administration’s special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, has been touring the region warning of ‘dire consequences’ if North Korea tests. Strong words, but likely empty of substance.”