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Preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons

George Pratt Shultz

Preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons

November 1, 1984

by George Pratt Shultz

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Published by U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Public Communication, Editorial Division in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear nonproliferation.,
  • United States -- Foreign economic relations.

  • Edition Notes

    Caption title.

    StatementSecretary Shultz.
    SeriesCurrent policy -- no. 631.
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination3 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17831244M


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