OPINION: Beware the Atomic Bootlegger

In the echo of new rumblings about disarmament negotiations, U.S. Physicist Edward Teller, "the father of the H-bomb." this week came forward with some well-chosen words of scientific caution. Writing in the January Foreign Affairs, Teller (TIME, Nov. 18) looks with knowing doubt on proposals to start disarmament by agreeing to halt tests of nuclear bombs. "It has been claimed that a nuclear test can be noticed around the world and that a ban on tests would therefore appear to be self-policing,"writes Teller. "Actually, a nuclear test is easily noticed only if it is performed in the most obvious...

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