START Turns to STALL

But pressure builds on the Administration to begin arms talks

Five months after Ronald Reagan took office, Eugene Rostow told Senators considering his appointment to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency that the Administration would not be ready to open strategic arms talks with the Soviets until March 1982. "It may be that a brilliant light will strike our officials," he said, "but I don't know anyone who knows what it is yet that we want to negotiate about." March 1982 has come and gone, and the brilliant light has yet to strike. Indeed, the...

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