THE NATION: Offensive Weapon

The day after Nikita Khrushchev was anointed Premier and dictator nonpareil of the Soviet Union (see FOREIGN NEWS), he was back in business at the same old cold-war propaganda stand, ready with another thick slice for all comers, especially the U.S. Ignoring the fact that Russia had just completed a smashing series of nuclear tests, Khrushchev's government protested the U.S. tests scheduled for April through August in the Marshall Islands.

Washington was ready. The U.S.'s response: it will go ahead with its tests. At his press conference, the President had already invited the world to watch the U.S. demonstration of...

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