A cheerful observer wearing rose-colored glasses might have seen last week some hopeful signs of progress toward disarmament, especially if he focused on Geneva. Scheduled to begin behind locked doors in Geneva this week was an East-West conference on technical aspects of reducing the threat of surprise attack. At another Geneva conference, U.S., British and Russian delegates were already in their second week of talks on nuclear-test suspension, though progress was stalled by the clash between Soviet insistence on stopping tests right away and "forever" and U.S.-British insistence that a foul-proof inspection...

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