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Truman says Kennedy "On the Right Track" with Nuclear Test Policy

Mar. 3, 1962 - Former President Harry S. Truman said today that President Kennedy was “on the right track” in his decision to resume atmospheric nuclear tests if the Soviet Union failed to agree to an ironclad test ban. “It was the proper thing to do,” Mr. Truman said. “We should never have stopped it.” Former President Herbert Hoover said much the same today, declaring that Mr. Kennedy was “right in resuming nuclear testing.” Mr. Hoover, on a fishing trip in the Florida Keys, said in a statement, “We can do no other if we are to survive.”

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