Excessive Fear of Test Ban Evasion

Inglis, David R.
May 1960
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;May1960, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p168
The article focuses on the problem facing the U.S. on the possibility of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to evade from the agreement on nuclear and atomic weapon test ban. It discusses that the most pressing concern in the evasion of control agreement is on small tests of atomic weapons to be used in battlefields. It also comments on the issue raised by Physicist and Professor Freeman J. Dyson on nuclear test ban in his article, wherein he implied that the ban may completely stop arms innovation particularly the development of fission-free fusion bombs. According to the author, interest in weapon development might hinder the development of an effective international agreements intended to stabilize world peace.


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