U.S. able to conduct nuclear tests in months – Pentagon
The United States will be able to conduct a nuclear test in a few months, if there is a corresponding order from President Donald Trump.
This was stated by deputy chief of the Pentagon Drew Walter, reports Defense News.
Walter said that, as far as he knows, “trials can go very quickly,” “in a matter of months,” if President Trump asked him to.
“I think this (nuclear test – ND) will happen fairly quickly,” said Walter.
According to him, in Nevada, there is a place where you can conduct underground nuclear tests.
He hinted that there was “widespread concern about the wide divergence in the way Russia and China interpret and adhere to” the directives of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
See also: White House discusses resumption of nuclear tests – WP
According to Eric Gomez, director of defense policy research at the Cato Institute, the resumption of tests by the United States will have negative consequences, as China and Russia will free themselves from international pressure to avoid open trials.
As Ukrinform reported, previous Trump administration officials at a national security meeting raised the question of a possible resumption of nuclear testing in the United States after its gradual withdrawal in 1992.
The Washington Post wrote for the first time this past weekend.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru