Warnke in Wonderland

March 1977
National Review;3/4/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p250
This article presents information on the explanation given by administrative official, Paul Warnke about the strategic relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. According to him, the U.S. delayed deploying anti-ballistic missiles in the hope that this would produce reciprocal restraint in Moscow. It is stated that between 1960 and 1976, U.S. strategic arms spending declined an average of 8 per cent a year, total defense spending has been declining as a percentage of Gross National Product (GNP) and government outlays. Whereas Soviet spending has been increasing and now is twice as large a portion of Soviet GNP as the U.S. defense spending is of the GNP in the country.


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