Mobileman? A new missile with SALT

A new missile with SALT

It was one of those tentative secret decisions that aim to give something to everyone. But the document drafted after an intense National Security Council meeting last week had elements to placate all sides of the Administration's fractious arms-negotiating team. In a significant victory for Secretary of State George Shultz, Reagan decided to scrap two American submarines to continue--for now--compliance with the unratified SALT II treaty. Yet to please Pentagon hard-liners, he set the stage for "proportionate responses" to alleged Soviet violations. Work will be accelerated on the small single-warhead mobile missile known as the Midgetman and on an advanced radar-evading...

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