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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to James F. Leonard pdf (61,156 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to James F. Leonard
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (61,156 Bytes)
Date:
1982-03-21 (March 21, 1982)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Leonard, James F.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: No Epoch
Box Number: 121
Folder Number: 15
Unique Identifier:
BBGMDR
Accession Number:
122
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Public Service
SubSeries: Biological & Chemical Warfare Prevention
SubSubSeries: Lederberg Subject Files
SubSubSubSeries: Individuals
Folder: Leonard, 1982
Transcript:
Jim Leonard
[stamped, MAR 21 1982]
Time running out for CW arms control?
Dear Jim --
I fully understand the last di[ . . . ]ments of your letter to the N.Y. Times
Unhappily, verification is in my view a more serious obstacle than ever. Verification by invitation -- which is about all there is in the BW treaty -- has just about broken down in the face of Soviet intransigence about Sverdlovsk. They plainly don't give a hoot what we think! And the charade of the "UN Investigation" on the Thai border gives little hope for confidence in that sphere (UN as investigator).
Without some better demonstration from the USSR that they have some interest in answering our anxieties I don't see any possibility of a CW treaty; and I am reluctantly concluding that we had better look after the long lead time elements of repair of a nearly unusable CW stockpile for retaliatory deterrence.
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
Isn't it time that we could expect some positive step on the Sov. side?
Have you any idea what we could reasonably do to get this point across to them, assuming they belief an effective CW disarmament is in their interest.
I hope we can talk about this soon.
Yours,
Joshua
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