National Affairs: On U.S. Terms

Seven days after President Eisenhower proposed a one-year suspension of U.S. nuclear-weapons tests, Nikita Khrushchev accepted the U.S. terms: high-level political talks, beginning Oct. 31, on a foolproof world network of listening posts to detect any nuclear explosions.

In his acceptance of the U.S. terms, Khrushchev naturally found time to pitch a little propaganda hay. He denounced the U.S. and Britain for continuing tests as long as they have—six months after Russia unilaterally "suspended" its nuclear-weapons testing. He completely ignored the fact that Russia's suspension came only after completion of one of the biggest, atomically "dirtiest," tests in human history—one whose scientific...

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