U.S. Renewal of Nuclear Tests

President Reagan lent his support and encouragement to renewed nuclear testing in the Nevada desert, despite a unilateral promise by the Soviet Union to place a moratorium on such testing while the two superpowers negotiate a nuclear treaty.

This support verifies a growing concern that what we have on our hands is a President whose competency is in question. It is not only personally insulting, but also truly frightening that our President would ignore the hand that is finally reaching out in a gesture of peace, in favor of "defensive" underground explosions that shake up the world.

The irrational decision to resume nuclear testing is inexcusably disruptive to our foreign relations, to say nothing of its effect on the immediate environment in which we live.


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