Special Section: On Arms and Co-Existence

When I was the head of our party and government, we decreased the size of our army both in the Soviet Union and in the fraternal [Warsaw Pact] countries. Some people who read my memoirs may misinterpret that policy and say it was wrong for us to cut back our troop levels. I think the majority of those who might take this" view can be found among the military. However, I'm convinced we were right to do what we did. I'm still in favor of removing Soviet troops from other countries, and would fight for implementing that policy if I could....

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