U.S. needs to ratify Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty was first opened for signatures on Sept. 24, 1996. This treaty bans nuclear explosions for both civilian and military purposes. It also includes the creation of a global monitoring system that would detect any nuclear explosions, called the International Monitoring System (IMS)… Although this treaty has been signed by 182 countries and ratified by 155, it will not take force until several key countries ratify it, including the United States.