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Radio and Television Address to the American People on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 26 July 1963

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Radio and Television Address to the American People on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 26 July 1963
26 July 1963
1 audio tape/reel (25 minutes)
Public Domain
Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s radio and television address to the American people on the passage of a treaty banning atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, later known as the Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT) or Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT). In his speech the President explains that the treaty will strengthen national security, lessen the risk and fear of radioactive fallout, reduce world tension by encouraging further dialogue, and prevent acquisition of nuclear weapons by nations not currently possessing them. The President emphasizes that while the treaty does not eliminate the threat of nuclear war, a limited test ban is safer than an unlimited arms race.
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Department of Defense. Defense Communications Agency. White House Communications Agency. (1962 - 06/25/1991)