REPORT: CIA ERRED IN NUCLEAR TEST ALLEGATIONS.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 196
Various defense officials and independent scientific experts, along with the British, French, and Norwegian governments, say that an August CIA report accusing Russia of a nuclear test on the island of Novaya Zemlya (see Monitor, September 3) incorrectly identified the location of the "seismic event." Since then, moreover, the CIA has reportedly been unable to substantiate its original findings. The report led to a quick accusation from the U.S. government that Russia had conducted a nuclear test, an accusation that has not been withdrawn although evidence suggests that the "seismic event" was in fact an earthquake some 80 miles off of Novaya Zemlya, as the Russian government had originally claimed. (The Washington Post, October 20)
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