THE ATOM: New Flame for a Feud

In the bogdown of the U.S.-U.K.-U.S.S.R. disarmament talks at Geneva, the U.S.'s smoldering debate about stopping nuclear tests—more or less tamped down by the President's decision last August to stop tests for one year—fanned into new flame. The Atomic Energy Commission and the Pentagon, convinced that prolonged test suspension would play fast and loose with U.S. military posture, argued for resuming low-fallout tests. And last week the advocates of full test suspension, centered in President Eisenhower's Science Advisory Committee under M.I.T.'s James Rhyne Killian, loosed a bitter counterattack.

"Radicals." A top Science Advisory Committee member, declining to be named, insisted...

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