THE NATIONS: Arms & the Summit

Though no one could agree when a summit would be held, there was at least some agreement about the only thing that might profitably be discussed there. The subject: disarmament—or, as the technicians prefer to call it, arms control.

Once President Eisenhower managed to eliminate the deadline from the Berlin ultimatum, the urge to discuss Germany had evaporated amongst everyone but the British. As French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville put the German problem bluntly last week: "The best thing for the West is to maintain the status quo. It is to Russia's interest that there be changes. We are...

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