Foreign Relations: A Three-Test Ban

From the councils of the Administration last week emerged a curt and puzzling bulletin announcing that the three detonations scheduled to take place at the Nevada nuclear test, site during May had been canceled. That was all. There was no public gesture of explanation.

Shortly before, President Kennedy had received from Premier Khrushchev a message replying to a joint U.S.-British appeal to get the stalled nuclear test ban negotiations moving again. To head off the obvious inference that Khrushchev's message prompted the U.S. decision to cancel the Nevada tests, Administration spokesmen hastened to assure newsmen that the events were unconnected. "Just...

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