Questions About Soviet Cheating

Future talks could hinge on compliance with old treaties

Does the Soviet Union cheat on the agreements that Leonid Brezhnev signed with Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter during the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks of the 1970s? Should the Reagan Administration feel bound by those agreements?

Those questions, and their answers, are closely linked, and President Reagan must face up to them squarely—and very soon. By the end of this week, the White House is required, under a Pentagon authorization bill, to give the Senate Armed Services Committee a report on Soviet compliance with past...

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