Nuclear Testing Dilemmas

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Resumption of Nuclear Weapons Race

Peremptory rejection by the Soviet Union, on the second day of the 17-nation disarmament conference1 which met at Geneva on March 14, of an Anglo-American draft treaty to ban nuclear weapons tests was a severe blow to hopes for East-West agreement on a first essential step toward general and complete disarmament. These hopes were revived in some measure by the statement of the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Home, March 20, that Great Britain, in addition to concessions already made in the Western draft treaty, would be willing to accept an “absolute minimum” of international inspection if Russia would agree to a reasonable compromise and permit negotiation of a definitive treaty to prohibit further tests of nuclear weapons.

Lacking such accomplishment at ...

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