Foreign Relations: The Mellowing Mood

A few hours before last week's signing of the limited nuclear test ban agreement in Moscow, a jovial Nikita Khrushchev met in his Kremlin office with U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Beamed the Soviet Premier: "This treaty we are going to sign this afternoon is, as they say, just what the doctor ordered."

Amid all the clinking of champagne glasses and the bubbles of cold war good fellowship, there were many who could agree with Khrush. Already the big question seemed to revolve less around the possible effects (and risks) of the test ban treaty than around the nature...

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