Sizing Up the Enemy

The U.S. details the "lengthening shadow" of Soviet power

The Soviet threat. It is the driving force behind the Administration's major rearmament program and NATO's embattled effort to base nuclear missiles in Western Europe. So, as the 1984 defense budget heads toward a showdown in Congress and Deployment Day for Europe's new missiles approaches, the Pentagon last week once again emphasized in stark terms the menacing force the West must counter. "The facts are clear," warns a new Defense Department document. "The lengthening shadow of Soviet military power cannot be wished away or ignored."...

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