The administration of Donald Trump would be ready to shake up completely the policy of defense of the United States now in force ? According to the Washington Post, the possibility of conducting a nuclear test (for the first time since 1992) has been mentioned in a meeting that was held on may 15. This meeting took place while u.s. officials have asserted that China and Russia have conducted this kind of testing. Moscow and Beijing have denied it, Washington has not provided evidence.
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For the top official of the authority cited by the Washington Post, show that the United States is capable of conducting a trial "soon" would be a negotiating tactic useful at a time when Washington is seeking to conclude a tripartite agreement with Russia and China on nuclear weapons. The meeting ended without decision, and the sources were divided as to the continuation of the discussions.
Withdrawal from the treaty "Open Skies"
Beatrice Fihn of the international Campaign to abolish nuclear weapons (ICAN), the group that won the Nobel peace prize in 2017, has warned that a nuclear test u.s. could " plunge us into a new cold war ". "It would also explode any chance to avoid a new and dangerous nuclear arms race. It would complete erode the global framework for arms control ", she said in a press release.
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The administration of Donald Trump has several times made decisions that have shaken the politics of american defense. This information from the Washington Post were published after the u.s. president announced that he wanted to withdraw his country from the treaty on Open Skies (open Skies) which entered into force in 2002, accusing Russia of violating it. This text allows countries to make flights of observation above the territories of other States to verify the military movements. This is the third international agreement to which the u.s. president decides to withdraw the United States, after the pact on iran's nuclear program, denounced by 2018, and the treaty, INF-missile ground-based medium-range, abandoned in 2019.