War, likely to be fought with nuclear weapons, looks increasingly likely.
The U.S., China, and Russia have all conducted “subcritical” tests, which the CTBT [Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty] does not prohibit because they do not create nuclear detonations.
The United States signed but has not ratified the CTBT, and President Joe Biden is committed to achieving Senate ratification. Fortunately, the Senate has so far refused to ratify it.
To deter, the U.S. needs to go beyond subcritical testing and detonate a nuclear device.
Why? For one thing, China and Russia have undoubtedly been detonating small nuclear devices.
America’s survival depends on its nuclear arsenal.
Although the U.S. can learn much from computer simulations and other techniques, at some point the U.S. will have to detonate a nuclear device at least to validate three decades of assumptions.
The United States, therefore, must resume testing nuclear weapons now.
Do you agree?