THE ATOM: Nuclear-Test Debate

In the twelve months since the U.S. voluntarily suspended its testing of nuclear weapons, the public debate on this serious switch in defense policy has been almost nil. But last week, virtually on the test-ban anniversary (midnight Oct. 31), the issue burst into politics.

New York's Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller moved out to the tougher side of the Eisenhower Administration, argued on a TV show that the U.S. ought to resume nuclear testing—presumably on Dec. 31, the date President Eisenhower has set as the deadline for a workable Russian agreement on test...

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