National Affairs: A Foolproof System Needs A Rogueproof Agreement

NUCLEAR TEST DEBATE

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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