This volume is a collection of 36 of Ambassador Smith's articles and speeches arranged in chronological order in the sequence he wrote or delivered them. His aim has been the realization of an understanding on arms control, not demonstrations that no agreement is possible. In this quest of arms agreements, Ambassador Smith has been untiring.
Gerard Smith was the Chief U.S. delegate to the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks held in Helsinki and Vienna from 1969 to 1972. He is now chairman of the Board of the Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C.