FOREIGN RELATIONS: Closer to Reality

When the five-nation U.N. Subcommittee on Disarmament opened its latest series of talks in London on March 19, about all it had to show for two years of work was a slag pile of rejected plans. Last week as the subcommittee wound up its second week in London it was, thanks to the U.S., closer to a realistic consideration of disarmament problems than ever before.

Small but Practical. The chief proposal before the subcommittee when the talks began was a sweeping Anglo-French plan that called for disarmament in three easy stages:

Stage 1: Renunciation of offensive use of nuclear weapons, freezing...