Nuclear Testing and Comprehensive Test Ban: Chronology Starting September 1992
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty CTBT bans any nuclear weapon test explosion or any other nuclear explosion. It was opened for signature in September 1996. In September 1997, President Clinton submitted it to the Senate, which rejected it in October 1999. The Bush Administration has not requested Senate consideration of the treaty. This report details actions on nuclear testing and the treaty starting with the most recent U.S. test in September 1992. It complements CRS Report RL33548, Nuclear Weapons Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which discusses earlier history, issues, and current developments and CRS Report RS20351, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Pro and Con. This report will be updated see CRS Report RL33548 for interim updates.
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