Weinberger's article is typical of the paranoid mentality that has produced the critical situation that the world is in today with 50,000-plus nuclear warheads.
The planet and all of human life is more threatened today by nuclear war and its effects than at any time in history. It is just such testing that has resulted in the advancement in the nuclear arms race and produced such hideous weapons of destruction.
The United States, with its technological advancements, has succeeded in being the first in the development of the atomic bomb, the hydrogen bomb, the more compact and efficient hydrogen bomb, the neutron bomb, the multiple independent targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV), capable of delivering 10 warheads per missile, and now we are testing the next generation of nuclear weapons, the nuclear pumped X-ray laser, to be used in Strategic Defense Initiative. The United States has always been able to lead the technological advances with the Soviet Union in pursuit to maintain parity.
Albert Einstein in 1946 said, "The unleased power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe."