Some Things to Think and Some to Do

Published in: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, v. 17, no. 4, Apr. 1961, p. 139-143

Posted on on February 29, 2016

by Amrom H. Katz

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Discusses and illuminates the main ideas, words and problems associated with talk and proposals on disarmament. From the common assumption that war and preparation for war does not yield security, it seems to follow that disarmament is one way to achieve security. I urge careful examination and analysis of this route to security. We need moral and national thrust for our programs to surpass that which the Soviets are selling their plans. I think we can achieve it.

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