The World: NATO: The Bargaining Begins

ONLY a few hours before the 15 NATO foreign ministers met in Lisbon last week, a powerful bomb exploded at the city's central telephone and telegraph office, severing communications with the outside world. Later, three more bombs, presumably planted by left-wing terrorists to embarrass the government, went off in the Portuguese capital. The blasts in no way distracted the NATO ministers from an urgent and potentially historic task. That was to formulate a reply to Soviet Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev, who late last month called on NATO to "taste the wine" of Russian...

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