May 1982
National Review;5/28/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p604
The article presents views of U.S. President Ronald Reagan toward arms proposals made in favor of the Soviet Union. According to Reagan, in the midst of social and economic problems, the Soviet dictatorship has forged the largest armed force in the world. Reagan's speech was a good one, accurate in its depiction of American circumstances. But there was a conceptual gap between the opening descriptions of the Soviet reality and the reasonable and negotiable proposals later put forward. If the Soviets really did wish to bring about a reduction, then certainly a reduction could be negotiated.


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