World: INSPECTION: Why We Insist on It - How It Could Work

THE Geneva Conference is deadlocked over the vital, complex issue of inspection. The West will sign no treaty renouncing nuclear testing unless inspectors can actually go inside the Soviet Union to discourage cheating. The Kremlin replies that foreigners will never be allowed to prowl around Russian territory. Andrei Gromyko's argument: inspection is unnecessary because the West has modern instruments that can detect blasts thousands of miles away.

Where Gadgets Fall Short. The U.S. and its allies have indeed ringed Russia with sensitive gadgets—radio and radar devices, microbarographs and seismographs recording pressure and earth...

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