The Atom: Blasting the Ban

Prime among the Soviets' goals is to disarm the U.S., if possible, by talk. In this they have had some success. For 27 months, while the Soviets dragged out the nuclear test-ban talks at Geneva, the U.S. has refrained from nuclear testing without any guarantee that the U.S.S.R. was doing the same. Last week the Atomic Energy Commission warned that a continued unpoliced moratorium presents "risks to free world supremacy in nuclear weapons.''

The report, signed by outgoing AEC Chief John McCone and the three commissioners who will remain under the new Administration, argued...

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