International: Are We Ready?

The biggest news from Lake Success last week was that Russia seemed to accept the principles of international "control" and "inspection" in troop inventories and disarmament, including abolition of the atomic bomb and other possible weapons of mass destruction. But when the Russian proposals were closely examined, Britain's handsome, able Sir Hartley Shawcross, who had been the British prosecutor at Nürnberg, branded them as snares & delusions.

Reality & Shadow. Russia's proposal for troop inventories everywhere outside of national frontiers had embarrassed Britain considerably. Britain was afraid, not of disclosing strength, but of disclosing weakness in troubled areas. As a Whitehall spokesman...

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