THE ATOM: Member of the Club

Fortnight ago word leaked out that another nation had joined the U.S., Britain, Russia and France in the world's select little club of atomic powers. But which? Some said Sweden. But last week the London Daily Express reported that the new member of the club is Israel. The story was diplomatically denied by Israel, but the word in Washington is that Israel indeed has begun to produce fissionable material—although it is still a considerable way from producing an atom bomb.

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