A Deadly Dilemma

Congress and the White House agonize over arms control

With the inevitability of fallout from an atom bomb, the ever growing national concern about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the threat of nuclear war landed on Washington last week. There was a special debate in the House on arms control. The Senate held heated hearings on the Administration's strategic policy that raised sharp questions about the need for new weapons systems. Urged by anxious aides to get out front on a populist issue that threatens to overwhelm his plans for a massive military buildup, President Reagan held his first evening press...

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