September 04, 1962
RESEARCH MEMORANDUM RSB-152 FROM ROGER HILSMAN TO THE SECRETARY, 'SOVIET TACTICS IN TALKS ON THE NON-DIFFUSION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS'
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get citationBefore the words “nuclear nonproliferation” entered official discourse, the term “non-diffusion” (or “non-dissemination”) of nuclear weapons was used routinely. In part stemming from the negotiations over Berlin, during 1962-1963 the Kennedy administration held talks with allies and adversaries on the possibility of a non-diffusion agreement which included Germany. In light of a recent Soviet proposal, INR veteran Soviet expert Sonnenfeldt explained why Moscow had moved away from earlier proposals singling out West Germany and was focusing on the general applicability of a non-diffusion agreement."Research Memorandum RSB-152 from Roger Hilsman to the Secretary, 'Soviet Tactics in Talks on the Non-Diffusion of Nuclear Weapons'," September 04, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RG 59, Entry UD-UP 131, INR/DDR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Reports Coordination and Review Staff, Research Memoranda 1961-1963, box 133, RSB-152-RM https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/134048