DIPLOMACY: A New Threat to the Det

IT was one of the year's stranger diplomatic episodes. Leaving the latest dollar crisis to subordinates for a while, U.S. Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz last week flew off on an urgent three-day trip to Moscow. He got Kissinger-like treatment: a minimum of protocol, a box at the Bolshoi for Giselle, and a three-hour meeting with Soviet Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev. Shultz came to talk trade in general, but he also had an unusual mission: to lobby for the Kremlin's help in a tough struggle that the White House faces with a testy U.S. Congress.

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