National Affairs: A Foolproof System Needs A Rogueproof Agreement


AFTER long and thoughtful deliberation, the five members of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission last week dissented from President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles on a critical point of U.S. foreign policy. The point: the President's decision, effective since midnight Oct. 31, to suspend all U.S. nuclear tests for one year, and to continue suspension if there was a prospect of reaching a workable stop-test agreement with the Russians at Geneva. The AEC's great concern: test stoppage without foolproof safeguards might undermine the U.S. nuclear power that had kept...

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