The Atom: Rebuff in Geneva

In a three-hour presentation in Geneva last week, U.S. Negotiator Arthur Dean unveiled the details of the latest Kennedy Administration proposal to break the U.S.-Soviet deadlock over methods of working out a nuclear test ban treaty. Behind the new Kennedy plan was the notion that recent improvements in the techniques of distinguishing underground A-blasts from earthquakes make it safe for the U.S. to reduce its inspection requirements. Main points of the proposal: > If the Russians agreed to on-site inspections by international teams, the U.S.

might be willing to reduce the number...

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