U.S. Violates Nuclear Arms Treaty – Tests B-61 Nuke
The United States has successfully tested the B-61 bomb, which is in violation of the non-proliferation treaty for nuclear disarmament.
Friday, February 7, 2014
According to the National Nuclear Security Administration, the United States successfully tested the B-61 nuclear bomb. The test was conducted on Tuesday by the Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, and the test was meant to verify how a new model of the B-61 bomb would work under routine conditions or accident scenarios, according to the NNSA.
The analysis “is a significant achievement and gives us confidence in our ability to move forward with our efforts to increase the safety and security of the bomb,” Don Cook, NNSA deputy administrator for defense programs, said.
Furthermore, the analysis included tests for a gravity nuclear bomb, called the MOD-12. The work on the MOD-12 has been ongoing for two years, and is aimed at keeping the B-61 bombs safe, and ready to use if necessary.