Foreign Relations: Bumps on the Ratification Road


When he returned to his Washington apartment one night last week, Vermont's Republican Senator George Aiken learned that the President of the U.S., the Secretary of State, and several lesser New Frontiersmen had been trying for hours to reach him. Aiken hurriedly put through a call to Secretary of State Dean Rusk. The President, said Rusk, wanted Aiken to join the U.S. delegation going to Moscow for this week's formal signing of the nuclear test ban treaty (see THE WORLD). The Senator hesitated. "Will I be committed to anything?" he asked. "Will I have to sign anything?" Only after...

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