THE ATOM: The Bomb & the Ban

Throughout most of the cold war, the U.S. has argued for a policy of effective world disarmament, enforced by a system of international inspection. For the past 17 months at Geneva, the U.S. has been trying to pursue that policy by negotiating a ban on explosive nuclear testing. Progress has been slow and painful. The Soviets wanted to halt all tests first, then talk about inspection. The U.S. voluntarily quit testing, but held firmly that agreement on inspection must precede any permanent ban.

Last February the U.S. offered a new plan that went...

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