Wolfe, Thomas W.
April 1964
Foreign Affairs;Apr1964, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p475
The great predicament of the modern world was summed up by the late President John F. Kennedy in one of his last public remarks: “The family of a man can survive differences of race and religion...it can accept differences in ideology, politics, economics. But it cannot survive, in form in which we know it, a nuclear war.” Widespread appreciation of this fact accounts in part for the growing significance of the strategic dialogue between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, particularly in so far as it represents a means by which the two great nuclear powers may seek to mitigate the dangers of their strategic relationship in the nuclear-missile age. This article attempts to give evidence of Russian sensitivity to Western interpretations of Soviet military policy and posture. The author discusses the strategic missile forces, which is the main element of Soviet military power.


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