Disarmament: Concession to Obsession

In Geneva, city of lost and unreal causes, an air of unreality surrounds the 17-nation disarmament conference. Both the U.S. and Russia have large, competent and patient delegations on hand, ostensibly to work out an East-West disarmament agreement, including a nuclear test ban. There is very little hope that such an agreement will be reached; sometimes the main idea seems to be to put the blame for failure on the other side. The U.S. insists on international inspection for any test ban agreement, while the Russians charge such inspection is...

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