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Nuclear testing issues

Nuclear testing issues

hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, second session, May 8, June 19 and 26, 1986.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear weapons -- United States -- Testing.,
  • Nuclear weapons -- Soviet Union -- Testing.,
  • Nuclear arms control -- United States.,
  • Nuclear arms control -- Soviet Union.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesS. hrg -- 99-937.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 313 p. :
    Number of Pages313
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17669715M

    Donald Trump faced an increasingly complex conundrum over how to address the mounting threat from North Korea after Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test just days after the regime of Kim Jong Un.


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