<thread> There is no national security imperative for new US nuclear tests. We have almost 4,000 operational nuclear weapons. Enough to destroy the world 20x over. Here are some resources to help you understand how launching new nuclear tests makes us less secure. 1/
We've not tested a nuclear weapon since 1992. Since the India-Pakistan tests of 1998, the only other country to test has been North Korea. We have a global norm that Trump now wants to shatter . @ctbto_alerts is the go-to resource on nuclear testing. 2/ https://www.ctbto.org 
. @ArmsControlNow is the premier expert organization. You can trust their analysis on the history of nuclear testing and the test ban. 3/ https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Nuclear-Testing-and-Comprehensive-Test-Ban-Treaty-CTBT-Timeline
The myth and realities of charges that China and Russia are already secretly testing. This scheme, begun by John Bolton, lays the ground for Trump to "unsign" the nuclear test ban treaty. That's what this is all about. 5/ https://www.armscontrol.org/policy-white-papers/2019-08/us-claims-illegal-russian-nuclear-testing-myths-realities-next-steps
Where would the US do new tests? The people of Nevada and Utah will not be pleased. Thousands had their lives shortened by cancers from the tests we used to do. 6/ https://www.ctbto.org/nuclear-testing/the-effects-of-nuclear-testing/the-united-states-nuclear-testing-programme/
But might nuclear bullying work? Can Trump's pose as a nuclear madman convince other countries to comply with his demands or force the collapse of their governments? No. Quite the opposite. 8/ https://www.usnews.com/opinion/world-report/articles/2016-12-30/donald-trumps-nuclear-madman-gambit-will-fail
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