National Affairs: Sharing the Atom

Less than nine months ago, President Eisenhower stood before the U.N. General Assembly and made his historic proposal to pool atomic energy for peacetime uses. When the Soviet Union quietly sabotaged East-West negotiations on the plan, the U.S. turned to more limited discussions with a select group of nations. This week the President revealed for the first time the result of those discussions. In a brief television speech, he announced that the U.S. had negotiated agreement on an international agency to pool both atomic knowledge and materials and to turn them to peaceful...

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