Controlled Disarmament

Archive Report

New Approach to Arms Limitation

Ways and means of breaking the long deadlock over disarmament will be discussed intensively by the heads of government during the coming Big Four parley at Geneva. New Soviet arms-control proposals, submitted in May to a United Nations disarmament subcommittee, seemed to narrow the gap between western and Russian views on disarmament. Hope therefore has been nourished that President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Eden, Premier Faure, and Marshal Bulganin may be able to supply from the summit the fresh guidance and extra impetus needed to produce eventual agreement at the working level—an agreement which at last would put an end to an arms race that burdens and threatens the peoples of the world as no previous competition of the sort ever ...

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