Russia: A Bang in Asia

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There is little inherent danger in renewed testing itself, particularly if the tests are kept underground. The risk of atomic war still depends, as it has for years, on the simple decision of the man in the Kremlin. What is alarming is Khrushchev's new willingness to flirt with terror. Conceivably, he could misjudge the resolution of the West, and bring on himself and the world a war he never expected. In the weeks and years ahead, the West must steel itself for another kind of test—a test of nerve.

-They did. Since the day the conference started, nearly three years ago, neither the U.S. nor Britain has exploded a bomb.

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