Abolition of Aggressive Weapons

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The Kellogg Pact and Renunciation of Aggressive Weapons

Proposals for the total abolition of various kinds of so-called aggressive weapons were contained in many of the initial suggestions advanced by the nations at the opening of the World Disarmament Conference last February. Although there is little chance that the more far-reaching of these proposals will be adopted, they have furnished one main avenue of attack upon the whole disarmament question. Renunciation of aggressive weapons by international agreement has been urged as a logical sequence to the world's acceptance of the Kellogg pact outlawing war as an instrument of national policy. In his first speech to the conference, February 9, 1932, Ambassador Gibson, acting head of the American delegation, said:

Since practically all the nations of the ...

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