Trump advisers call for US Nuclear weapons testing if he is elected

An undated photo provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows a drop test of a B61 nuclear bomb. (Los Alamos National Laboratory via The New York Times)

Allies of Donald Trump are proposing that the United States restart the testing of nuclear weapons in underground detonations should the former president be reelected in November. A number of nuclear experts reject such a resumption as unnecessary and say it would threaten to end a testing moratorium that the world’s major atomic powers have honored for decades.