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36 Judge Advoc. J. 1 (1963)

handle is hein.journals/jajrnl38 and id is 1 raw text is: TARGET AREAS OF INTEREST - THE WIDE
RANGE OF JUDGE ADVOCATES'
RESPONSIBILITY
By Wilber M. Brucker*

. Introductory
We share a devotion to the two
institutions which I hold in highest
esteem, the Armed Forces of the
United States and the legal profes-
sion. Your service as a Judge Ad-
vocate permits you, at one and the
same time, to serve in the finest
Army, Navy and Air Force in the
world, while actively practicing law
for the finest client in the world,
the Government of the United
States. The luxury of such combi-
nation is one which each of you,
as  a   Judge  Advocate, enjoys,
whether your service is performed
on active duty or as a member of
the Reserve.
II. Areas of American Foreign
Policy Interest of the Judge Advocate
Discussions are occurring    all
over the United States at this mo-
ment about the proposed treaty to
ban  nuclear testing-which    has
been recently negotiated in Mos-
cow and is being considered by the
Senate.  Most of us recall that

during the Eisenhower Adminis-
tration, in 1958, there was an oral
agreement between    the  United
States and Russia to stop nuclear
testing, which lasted until Septem-
ber, 1961, when    Soviet Russia
''came out swinging with a series
of atmospheric tests of their own
in plain violation of the agreement.
Since these Soviet nuclear tests,
Khrushchev has said that Russia
has solved the large megaton-size
nuclear weapon to Russia's satisfac-
tion. He also boasts that the Soviets
have perfected the anti-missile-
missile. Hence, the Russians claim
to have all they need except those
nuclear weapons in the very small
tactical range-which may be done
in underground testing, which the
proposed treaty would sanction.
Many Americans will be distressed
that our country, which hopefully
indulged in a voluntary test ban
of our own for several years is
now expected to forego any efforts
toward perfection of our own nu-
clear arsenal-especially the anti-
missile-missile which requires at-
mospheric testing-and which the

* This is the address given by Mr. Brucker at the Annual Banquet of the
Judge Advocates Association at its meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on 12 August
1963. Mr. Brucker, a practicing member of the bar of the City of Detroit,
was formerly the Secretary of the Army, General Counsel of the Department
of Defense, Governor of the State of Michigan, and a soldier and officer with
active service on the Mexican Border and in World War I.

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