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Harold Brown, US defence chief who built then strove to contain nuclear weapons, dies at 91

WASHINGTON: Harold Brown, an advocate of nuclear arms control who as President Jimmy Carter’s defence secretary tried but failed to win US Senate approval of a key treaty with the Soviet Union, has died at age 91, the think tank where he worked said. Brown, a native New Yorker, was the first scientist to take the helm of the large and complex US military establishment. He was a physicist who received his bachelor’s degree at age 18 and his doctorate at 22. Brown spent his professional life initially developing nuclear…