One wonders what President Eisenhower would say today. Instead of the control and elimination of nuclear weapons he advocated in the Atoms for Peace speech, tens of thousands of nuclear warheads have been deployed around the world. Instead of the constructive dialogue he sought between the United States and the Soviet Union (which did in the 1960s and 1970s reduce world tensions), the cold war has returned with a vengeance. Instead of atomic power being developed, in Eisenhower's words, into a great boon for the benefit of mankind, its contributions to our economic needs have been limited and controversial.