US Official: Russia ‘Probably’ Not Adhering to Nuke Test Ban

The statement was made by the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. intelligence official says Russia “probably” is not adhering to a moratorium on nuclear weapons testing. The statement was made Wednesday by the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley. Speaking at the Hudson Institute, Ashley said Russia’s nuclear activities would help it improve its weapons capabilities. He said the United States, by contrast, has foregone such benefits by adhering to a testing moratorium. More broadly, Ashley asserted…

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