Selling the Brooklyn Bridge

Rehyansky, Joseph A.
June 1980
National Review;6/27/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p785
The article discusses the speech on international security delivered by Vladimir V. Shustov, Soviet Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1980. Shustov briefly discussed the history of U.S.-Soviet Union relations, including the economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. against his country. He revealed that his government is alarmed by the following U.S. actions: hesitation in ratifying the Strategic Arms Limitations Talk II Treaty, increased presence in the Indian Ocean, and creation of a Rapid Deployment force. He also discussed the Soviet military assistance to Afghanistan.


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