US discussed conducting its first nuclear test in decades: Report

US discussed conducting its first nuclear test in decades: Report

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-05-23 14:34

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's administration has discussed holding the first US nuclear test since 1992 as a potential warning to Russia and China, the Washington Post reported on Friday (May 22).

Such a test would be a significant departure from US defence policy and dramatically up the ante for other nuclear-armed nations. One analyst told the newspaper that if it were to go ahead it would be seen as the "starting gun to an unprecedented nuclear arms race".

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