Today it is reported by an American General that the Russians are violating the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (Moratorium) by testing to develop new nuclear weapons. Well that’s not good but ….
1. REMEMBER the US is NOT a signatory to this treaty but claims to be operating according to its terms.
2. The US Administration has budgetary commitments to developing new nuclear weapons (Livermore Labs alone as nearly $1.842 Billion) called “Nuclear Weapons Activities”.
3. The Lawrence Livermore Lab has capabilities to develop and test new nuclear components using subcritical tests that violate the Test Ban Treaty in spirit if not in actual literal fact.
How about there is a portion of the US National Defense “community” that is pushing a new Arms Race and trying to justify it by labelling the Russians as the bad guys who are breaking with the Test Ban Treaty. However, a) the USA never ratified that Treaty and b) the USA has been in violation of that treaty while maintaining the fiction that we were voluntarily abiding by it. All the while we were committing at least a Trillion to new nukes development over 30 years supposedly to create smaller useable nukes. Then, when the Russians respond by upgrading their nukes we justify our actions by saying, “See they are doing it and we have to restart actual critical tests again.” All in the name of “National Security” of course.