CIA (Suspected) Nuke Test Evaluation, 1997

This is a CIA “assessment of what occurred at the Novaya Zemlya test site area” in August 1997. Here’s Tenet’s summary:

But I think this part is pretty interesting…if I’m reading it correctly, the below excerpt explains agency procedures which, at least at the time, required analysts to err on the side of caution when assessing possible nuclear tests.

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