Arms Control and Disarmament, Hearings Before the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, Eighty-Seventh Congress, Second Session, September 17-19, 1962   [open pdf - 86MB]

This is from the September 17-19, 1962 hearings on "Arms Control and Disarmament," held before the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of John Stennis: "In these hearings we will explore a number of basic and fundamental matters. Among these will be the broad field of arms control and disarmament, including the current nuclear test ban negotiations. We want to know if our policies and positions in this field are based on realistic and practical considerations. Since weapons development and testing go hand in hand, we will inquire into the status of our nuclear test activities with respect both to weapons development and weapons effects. Technical data now available on this question will be considered as well as information relating to our position in this field as compared with the progress of the Soviets. Another field of inquiry of major importance is the area of control systems, with particular emphasis upon the question of whether technology has yet sufficiently advanced to insure rigid and foolproof enforcement of any international agreement which may be consummated." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: William C. Foster, Adrian S. Fisher, Franklin Long, Paul H. Nitze, J. T. McNaughton, and Dean Rusk.

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S. Hrg. 87; Senate Hearing 87
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