MX: Reagan's pyrrhic victory?

Isaacs, John
June 1985
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jun/Jul1985, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p4
Discusses U.S. senators' efforts to place a legal cap on the MX at 40 deployed missiles in March 1985. Negotiation of an agreement to bar the release of funds to produce a second batch of missiles; Congress' reluctance to vote against major weapons systems; Efforts to convince Congress not to give automatic support to a president's nuclear arms buildup.


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