A Tougher Stand for START

At the other Geneva arms talks, the U.S. digs in

At the other Geneva arms talks, the U.S. digs in

While negotiators smiled and photographers clicked at the reopening of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) talks last week in Geneva, participants in the city's other continuing arms-control drama, the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks, were themselves preparing to return to the negotiating table this week after a two-month recess. START, which deals with long-range nuclear weaponry, is already unique in the history of arms control between the superpowers. Normally, each side makes a tough, deliberately one-sided opening proposal that gradually becomes more equitable and...

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