EAST-WEST: That Shrill Soviet Campaign

Moscow tries to ward off new missiles for NATO

We are faced with a build-up of aggressiveness in the NATO bloc," railed Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri Ustinov. U.S. leaders, he declared last week, were paying lip service to peaceful cooperation while actually fomenting "an atmosphere of fear" and "whipping up the arms race." With some of the toughest public language used by any Soviet leader in years, he even accused the U.S. of making "concrete plans and preparations for a war aimed against the U.S.S.R. and its allies."

Ustinov's blast from the pages...

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