Defense: Despite the Doubts

There were still plenty of doubts about the test ban treaty. Republican Barry Goldwater indicated he was against it unless the Russians, as evidence of good faith, pulled their troops out of Cuba. And, in heavily censored testimony released last week by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, it became clear just how much the Joint Chiefs of Staff had been nagged by questions, even though they had cast their votes for the treaty.

Even J.C.S. Chairman Maxwell Taylor, one of the Pentagon's foremost treaty advocates, predicted that the Russians would cheat by clandestine tests. But he denied that the "gains that...

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