The Making of the Test Ban Treaty

Eighteen years after the United States presented its plan for the international control of atomic energy to the United Nations, the first major arms control agreement was signed between the United States and the Soviet Union. Including Great Britain, the three major nuclear powers pledged to refrain...

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Main Author: Terchek, Ronald J.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1970, 1970
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Comparison Between Texts of Treaty Tabled at the Geneva Disarmament Conference on August 27, 1962, and that Signed at Moscow on August 5, 1963
  • Appendix II
  • Selected Senate Roll Call Votes
  • Preliminary Considerations
  • Initial Senatorial Reaction
  • Executive-Legislative Relations
  • The Committee on Foreign Relations
  • The Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee
  • VIII. The Senate: The Debate and Vote
  • The Senate and Public Opinion
  • The Senate Debate
  • Three Senatorial Approaches to Arms Control
  • The Administration and the Senate
  • The Senate Vote
  • Conclusions
  • IX. Conclusions
  • Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: Burke Revisited
  • Option Management
  • Feedback: The Options of the Opposition
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Appendix I
  • Goals and Constraints
  • Accumulated Experiences
  • Presidential Formulation of Policy
  • Preliminary to Success: The American University Speech
  • The Harriman Mission
  • The President and the Treaty
  • Linkage with Domestic Constituencies
  • Linkage with Foreign Constituencies
  • Conclusions
  • III. Decision-Making in the Executive Branch
  • The Committee of Principals
  • The Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • The Department of State
  • The Atomic Energy Commission
  • The Department of Defense
  • Conclusions
  • IV. The Media and the Treaty
  • The Communication Role of the Press
  • The Barometer Role of the Press
  • The Decoding Role of the Press
  • Magazines
  • Radio and Television
  • Uses of the Press by Decision-Makers
  • Summary
  • V. Group Articulation and Activity
  • Primary and Secondary Goals
  • The Activity and Position of the Peace Groups and Their Allies
  • The Religious Groups