AUTHORLilienthal, David E. / Barnard, Chester I. / Thomas, Charles A. / Oppenheimer, J. R. / Winne, Harry A.
TITLEThe Acheson-Lilienthal Report: Report on the International Control of Atomic Energy
PUBLISHERU.S. Government Printing Office
CITYWashington, D.C.
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This historic 60 page report, released in March 1946, was prepared to inform the United States government and the United Nations of problems associated with the control of atomic energy and to suggest a plan for solving those problems. It was prepared for the U.S. Department of State by a five member board of consultants appointed by Secretary of State Dean Acheson. As stated in the foreword, the report was "not intended as a final plan but a place to begin, a foundation on which to build" (p. III). It contains a detailed analysis of the question of international control and proposes an international agency, an Atomic Development Authority, that would emphasize the development of atomic energy rather than its control. The report calls for a stepwise implementation beginning with an international survey of raw materials and some disclosure of nuclear information. The last step calls for the United States to surrender its nuclear monopoly.

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