TITLE

Thawing Ike's Plan

PUB. DATE
July 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;7/23/56, Vol. 135 Issue 4, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the disarmament policy adopted by several nations during 1956. The U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's open-skies proposal became the American pre-condition for any disarmament plan. The U.S. wrapped all disarmament issues into one package, and insisted that aerial inspection was essential to all of them. The U.S. could not accept a limited arms agreement with the Russians, even on numbers of ground troops, until Moscow accepted the open-skies proposal. The U.S. could not also agree to limit nuclear bomb testing except as part of a comprehensive control plan, including aerial inspection. American disarmament thinking had been frozen for one full year-a year in which events have cast doubt on every prior relationship between nations, and even threatened the survival of the human race.
ACCESSION #
14435233

 

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