Notes and Comment

February 1980
New Yorker;2/18/1980, Vol. 55 Issue 53, p25
The article comments on the crisis in the relations between the Soviet Union and the United States. It states that the U.S. will use whatever means necessary to protect the Persian Gulf from Soviet intervention. He argues that the tactical nuclear forces of the U.S. nullify the advantage of the Soviet Union in conventional forces in the Middle East. He stresses that the discussions of conventional war with the Soviet Union is almost unreal.


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