UNITED NATIONS: Discouraging

The current debate between the U.S. and Russia in the U.N. Security Council has succeeded in making dull and difficult the world's most enthralling question—can the atomic bomb be controlled?

The discussion is fuzzy, although the underlying policies of both countries are clear enough. The U.S., realizing that it may not be able to keep indefinitely its head start in the atomic armaments race, wants international control of atomic energy, and takes it as obvious that "control" includes the right to look into all countries and see what they are doing with fissionable material, and to punish them by international...

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