Editorial Note

On April 24, the United States introduced in the United Nations Disarmament Commission a proposal on Essential Principles for a Disarmament Program. The proposal was circulated as UN doc. DC/C.1/1. For text, see Documents on Disarmament, 1945–1959, volume I, pages 357–358. For statements made by Benjamin V. Cohen, Deputy United States Representative on the Disarmament Commission, in Committee I of the Commission regarding the proposal and the general United States position, see Department of State Bulletin, May 12, 1952, pages 752–753. For certain remarks [Page 896] by Cohen before Committee II of the Commission on April 25, see ibid., pages 753–755.