An investigation of the problem of the adherence of nations other than the original signatories to the test ban under negotiation in 1961 between the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union. Because of the crucial importance of the accession of France and Communist China, the problems raised by these two countries are examined. Questions relating to the adherence of other potential nuclear powers are also broached. Some possible courses of action are suggested for the United States in its handling of the accession problem.
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