Non-Aggression Pacts and Surprise Attack

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Proposed Est-West Non-Aggression Pact

Foreign ministers of Great Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States, who conferred in Moscow after signing the nuclear test-ban treaty on August 5, will meet again in the opening days of the 18th regular session of the United Nations General Assembly, which convenes September 17. The three men—Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Foreign Secretary Lord Home, and Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko—are expected to resume discussions on two more East-West agreements proposed by the Soviet Union: a non-aggression treaty between North Atlantic Treaty Organization members1 and the Warsaw Pact nations,2 and a corollary agreement on measures to prevent surprise attack. The outcome of the New York talks may depend in large part on France; there is as yet no ...

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