Disarmament: The Acid Test

In Geneva's Palais des Nations last week, representatives of the U.S., Britain and Russia sat down after a three-month recess to pursue once again the nuclear test ban that has eluded them throughout some three years and 273 frustrating sessions. As the 274th session began, Western negotiators were in a mood to make every reasonable concession as a final, acid test of the sincerity of Russia's loudly avowed desire to end all explosions of nuclear weapons.

President Kennedy's choice for the new U.S. spokesman at Geneva was Arthur Hobson Dean, 62, once John...

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