Thursday, March 29, 2012

On March 29

On this day in ...
... 1946, the U.S. Department of State made public a proposal, dubbed the Acheson-Lilienthal Plan, for international control of nuclear energy (while preserving U.S. superiority in this regard), based in part on the hope that "perhaps an international body could help avert a potentially dangerous arms race with the Soviets." A U.S. official subsequently presented a version of the plan to the United Nations, but it never was scheduled for a vote. "In 1949, the Soviets exploded an atomic device and the nuclear arms race was on."

(Prior March 29 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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