[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Just the facts, ma’am

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[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Just the facts, ma’am

I object to Kim Mi-hui’s unsubstantiated statement that the U.S. provoked the nuclear arms race. After World War II, America proposed the Baruch-Lilenthal plan for international supervision of atomic weapons. Stalin rejected it, partly because of the dictum that arms control is a ruse to disarm the enemy. In the 1960s, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger famously rejected the idea of nuclear overkill before negotiating the SALT 1 treaty with Moscow. Overall, the U.S. has both driven and capped the arms race. How about less anti-Americanism and more sound journalism?


by Victor Fic
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