No Wimps, No Mush

July 1980
National Review;7/11/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 14, p821
This article focuses on the decision of France to build a neutron bomb in a bid to counter Russian tank sweeps through the urbanized countryside of Western Europe. The implication of the decision for the U.S. is examined. The author notes that the Gaullists prefer new nuclear submarines although they have already endorsed the idea of a French neutron bomb. He argues that the political meaning of the decision is the same as that of French President Giscard d'Estaing's meeting with Russian President Leonid I. Brezhnev in June 1980.


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