DIPLOMACY: A Yellow Light on the Road to D

The dimensions of détente, including its ground rules and responsibilities, have disturbed many Americans ever since Richard Nixon declared it the keystone of his foreign policy. Not that anyone really doubts or deplores the advantages of peaceful accommodation between the world's nuclear superpowers. Rather, there are persistent fears about the Soviet determination to use détente not as a pathway to peace but as an easier route to political and military advantage. One constant concern is that agreements on limiting strategic weapons will eventually work against the U.S. Another is that for...

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