The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty



Nuclear weapons have been a major concern of National Security agencies since the end of World War 2. The first nuclear bomb in the history of the world was exploded on July 18, 1945 at Alamogordo air base in New Mexico. Although the first nuclear bomb was just a test, the second and third were far from that. On August 6, 1945 the U.S. warplane "Enola Gay" dropped a nuclear bomb on the army base at Hiroshima Japan. This bomb, the first exploded in warfare, and the bomb dropped on Nagasaki four days later killed an estimated 70,000 Japanese soldiers and civilians. The two explosions together wounded approximately 120,000 (World War II). Although the United States was the fist country ...

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the world do not sign and ratify this treaty the world could experience a much-feared nuclear holocaust, on the other hand the signing of the treaty could cause insecurity in various countries in the world.
Since the 1950's nations of the world have worked to achieve a treaty that would ban nuclear testing. The Limited Test Ban treaty, signed by the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom in 1963, outlawed exploding nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, in outer space, and under water. The Limited Test Ban Treaty was a start in the right direction, but the nations of the world needed to ban all nuclear explosions. Thirty years later at the Conference on Disarmament negotiations began on (CTBT). This new treaty would ban all nuclear explosions, even those conducted under the earth's surface. In June of 1997 144 nations, including the United States, signed the CTBT. In a statement to the United Nations President Bill Clinton said that the CTBT "will help to prevent ...

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