Nuclear Arms: Who Leads?

Was Ronald Reagan right in asserting that the Soviets now enjoy nuclear "superiority" over the U.S.? The debate over who is ahead in the arms race has been raging for years in Washington, and surely in Moscow as well, and by its nature seems endless. Key questions, like the American capacity to retaliate against a massive Soviet missile strike, could be answered definitively only by a war that might destroy the world. But if it cannot be settled, the argument cannot be stilled either, and the President's statement last week raised the issue to a new pitch.

Senator Edward Kennedy, a leading...

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