Tough Response

Meeting the Soviet threat

The Soviet Union has long been, and is destined to remain, the central concern of U.S. foreign policy. Yet American leaders have rarely set a consistent policy for dealing with the U.S.S.R., and have frequently responded haphazardly to each new challenge. To address this problem, the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan group devoted to the study of international affairs, sponsored a 14-member commission* to formulate a set of integrated goals and policies. Its report, titled The Soviet Challenge: A Policy Framework for the 1980s, was released last week....

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