FOREIGN RELATIONS: Disarming the Penguins

For an area of the world bigger than the U.S. and Western Europe combined, the U.S., the Soviet Union and ten other nations agreed last week to disarmament and a wide-open, no-strings-attached inspection system as well. The vast (5,500,000 sq. mi.) continent of Antarctica was guaranteed for 34 years as a peaceful scientific preserve in a treaty signed with full diplomatic pomp in a State Department auditorium. Nuclear explosions are specifically forbidden; any signatory may send an observer anywhere in the Antarctica at any time to look at anything.

Underlying the good fellowship that produced agreement in seven weeks...

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