International: No Whole, No Parts

In grabbing what she wants in areas under her control, Russia operates on the principle that possession is 9.99 points of the law. In the unique matter of the atomic bomb, the U.S. and not Russia is in possession. Yet last week Russia, afraid of any infringement of her sovereignty by any semblance of world government, turned down a U.S. offer for international atomic control.

Russia's Andrei Gromyko said flatly to the U.N.'s Atomic Energy Commission: "The United States proposals in their present form cannot be accepted in any way by the Soviet Union,...

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