In the early years of the nuclear era, international control of nuclear technology was advocated in the Truman-Attlee-King Agreed Declaration of 1945, in the Baruch Plan of 1946, and in the first Report of the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission in 1946. Not only was the unprecedented destructive potential of atomic weaponry understood, but it was recognized that no one nation could have a monopoly on nuclear weapons. Nuclear science and technology were, or would inevitably be, dispersed around the world. And the vast potential of nuclear energy for military as well as peaceful applications appeared to provide irresistible incentives for its widespread development.