Foreign News: Disarmament Extravaganza

What are armaments? The Military Committee of the Preparatory Disarmament Commission (TIME, June 7) tried last week to decide this question. Its Dutch members opined that under certain circumstances, mists, fogs, pigs, sheep, horned cattle and horses might become "armaments," and should be classed as such. The Germans declared that fierce states men such as Clemenceau, potent generals such as Foch, are in dubitably "armaments." Birth rates, agricultural machinery are, said the French, "armaments." The Swedes added "favorable ocean currents" to the list.

In despair of ever finding out what "armaments" may be,...

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