ATOMIC AGE: Wait Awhile

Last week, ten months to the day from the first atomic explosion, Harry Truman announced that U.N.'s Atomic Energy Commission (set up in January to "proceed with the utmost dispatch") would meet on June 14. That will not end the delay: Washington means to wait & see.

U.S. officials share the world's growing belief that one restraint on Soviet power politics is the fact that the U.S., for all her fading force and domestic distraction, still has The Bomb. With that in mind, U.S. policy-makers last week gave Bernard Baruch a clear directive on the course to take as U.S....

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