After five days of earnest discussion, filled with friendly give & take, the President of the United States and the Prime Ministers of Britain and Canada came forward last week with a firm proposal on the future of The Bomb. What they said was this:

They did not feel that the immediate divulging of the know-how of the atom bomb's manufacture would contribute anything to keeping the peace. In fact, they thought it might have precisely the opposite effect. So no secrets would be given out—yet.

But the three heads of state felt it absolutely necessary that The Bomb and all other...

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