DISARMAMENT: Pieces of the Sky

For the first time, U.S. officials admitted to "guarded optimism" over the possibility of reaching nuclear agreement with the Russians. That there was cause for any optimism at all was surprising.

When President Eisenhower two years ago first proposed "open skies" over Europe and the U.S. so that each great power could keep aerial watch against surprise attack from the other, Pravda denounced the idea as "spying," and Premier Bulganin tried to laugh it down as daft. Since then, the ratio of missile threat has turned against Moscow. The U.S., with NATO and...

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