Scare Talk

And still no Rx for the MX

It was worrisome enough when President Reagan described the U.S. nuclear arsenal as unequivocally inferior to the Soviet Union's. Last week, during a dinner with reporters, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger went his boss one better with some nuclear scare talk that was even more worrisome. "Soviet missiles," Weinberger declared flatly, "are now more accurate than ours."

Weinberger's revelation was amended by a spokesman, Henry Catto. "Some of the Soviet missiles are more accurate," he ventured, "and some are not." Nevertheless, even if Weinberger were only half right, it would mean that the Soviet advantage in overall...

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