EDITORIAL

A comprehensive nuclear test ban

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Science  02 Dec 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6316, pp. 1081
DOI: 10.1126/science.aal4864

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A permanent end to nuclear explosive testing, combined with sustained reliable deterrence, is in the national security interest of the United States and its allies and friends. The next U.S. Administration and the Congress should revisit the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in view of current realities and work together toward enhanced security through ratification and an international push for entry into force.