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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1950. National security affairs; foreign economic policy
(1950)

United States policy at the United Nations with respect to the regulation of armaments and collective security: the international control of atomic energy; regulation of conventional armaments; efforts to implement article 43 of the United Nations charter by placing armed forces at the disposal of the Security Council,   pp. 1-125 PDF (51.4 MB)


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UNITED STATES POLICY AT THE UNITED NATIONS WITH
  RESPECT TO THE REGULATION OF ARMAMENTS AND
  COLLECTIVE SECURITY: THE INTERNATIONAL CON-
  TROL OF ATOMIC ENERGY; REGULATION OF CON-
  VENTIONAL ARMAMENTS; EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT
  ARTICLE 43 OF THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER BY
  PLACINQARMED FORCES AT THE DISPOSAL OF THE
  SECURiTY COUNCIL1
Department of State Atomic Energy Files 2
Memorandum by Mr. R. Gordon Arneson3 to the Secretary of State
TOP SECRET                      [WASIHINGTON,] December 29, 1949.
Subject: Policy Planning Staff Draft Paper on the International
     Control of Atomic Energy.4
   The attached comments on the subject paper have been prepared at
the request of Mr. Kennan. These comments are directed primarily to
the basic premises and the specific recommendations of the S/P paper.
Inasmuch as the S/P paper was sent to you in draft form, I thought
you might wish to see the comments that I have felt necessary to make
on it.
   There are many points of detail both as to fact and as to interpreta-
 tion which need to be corrected. I will bring these to the attention of
 the Policy Planning Staff in due course.
                                               R. GoRDoN ARNESON
  For previous documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1949, vol. i, pp. 7
ff. For
  documentation on United States national security policy, see pp. 126 ff.
For doc-
  umentation on aspects of United States policy with respect to atomic energy
  other than international control, see pp. 493 ff. For documentation on
the "Unit-
  ing for Peace" resolution adopted by the General Assembly, see vol.
ii, pp. 303 if.
  Additional documentation on the attitude of the Soviet Union concerning
regu-
  lation of armaments and documentation on the Soviet "peace offensive"
and
  the United States response are scheduled for publication in volume Iv.
  , Lot57D688, a consolidated lot file in the Department of State containing
  documentation on atomic energy policy, 1944-1962.
  3 Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State, James E. Webb, for
atomic
  energy policy.
  4 Thedraft paper does not accompany the source text and has not been
  specifically identified. However, the paper, prepared by the Counselor,
George
  F. Kennan, appears in its final form (January 20), on p. 22. Kennan also
held
  the position of Director of the Policy Planning Staff until January 1,
1950.
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