National Affairs: Study in Detection

Before it could be withdrawn, the U.S. last week latched onto the U.S.S.R.'s tentative acceptance of President Eisenhower's offer of joint technical studies on the feasibility of stopping nuclear tests. President Eisenhower sped off a "Dear Mr. Chairman" letter to the Kremlin's Khrushchev, proposed that delegations of Western and Communist scientists meet in Geneva next month to discuss ways and means of detecting nuclear explosions. The scientists should aim for an initial progress report in 30 days, a final report in 60 days, wrote Ike, and the U.S. and U.S.S.R. should keep the U.N. fully informed of progress. Then the President...

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