This book presents the debate on the test ban issue. Its first goal is agreement on effective verification measures to make it possible to ratify the Threshold Test Ban Treaty and the Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty.
1. Introduction 2. The Test Ban Debate: Forty Years of New and Recurring Themes 3. Overview of U.S. and Soviet Nuclear Weapons and Testing Programs 4. Effects of More Restrictive Nuclear Test Bans on new Weapon Development 5. Effects of More Restrictive Test Bans on Maintaining Confidence in the Warhead Stockpile 6. Effects of More Restrictive Test Bans on Nuclear Effects Testing 7. Verification Issues 8. Effects of More Restrictive Test Bans on Other Countries