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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!