Nation: The Russians Are Eight Feet Tall --But So Are We

Dr. John S. Foster Jr.. Director of Defense Research and Engineering, addressed a group of Washington reporters last week on what he sees as a burgeoning threat to the U.S. posed by Soviet strategic weapons deployment and a high level of weapons research. He spoke as the Senate entered another round of debate over military spending and deployment of an anti-ballistic missile system. Last week the U.S. also formally presented the Russians with a plan for mutual limitations on both ABM and offensive missile systems (TIME, July 20). Thus Foster described as "extremely...

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