Inspection for Disarmament

Archive Report

Key Role of Inspection at London Conference

Cautious Optimism on Course of Negotiations

After more than a decade of fruitless negotiation, the tenor and course of discussions being carried on in London by the five-nation subcommittee of the United Nations Disarmament Commission1 have raised a measure of hope that a beginning can be made in the not distant future on a program of arms control under international inspection. Opened in raid-March and resumed the last week in May after a ten-day recess, the London talks have been notable for the changed behavior of the Russians and for a drawing together of United States and Soviet positions on the general concept of inspection.

Secretary of State Dulles noted, May 14, that while the Soviet rulers had at first ...

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