Politics: ABM and the Party Line

The national debate over the Ad ministration's proposed Safeguard antiballistic missile grows more intense as a congressional decision approaches.

Last week President Nixon reiterated his position that Safeguard is essential to keep the U.S. from "falling into a sec ond-class or inferior position vis-à-vis the Soviet Union." Nixon warned his ABM adversaries: "I am going to fight as hard as I can for it."

Maryland's Representative Rogers C. B. Morton, newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, was enlisted to help the President fight by having the committee develop speeches and...

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