AS the U.S. and Soviet Union opened their arms control talks in Helsinki
last week, there was an unaccustomed outpouring of bonhomie. In a
unique display of diplomatic cordiality, the Soviet and U.S.
ambassadors in the Finnish capital issued joint invitations, printed in
Russian and English, to a cocktail party for Finnish leaders and the
two delegations to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). In the
unlikely surroundings of Helsinki's Kaivohuone restaurant, which
usually echoes to the beat of restrained rock and the coo of unescorted
birds at the bar, U.S. Chief Delegate Gerard Smith and his Soviet
counterpart, Deputy Foreign...
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