Debating the Debate

Critics launch the first-strike attack on Reagan's defense plans He's been successful in developing a package of decisions that will satisfy nobody completely. The doves and the hawks and the moderates will all have some objections." So said retired Army General Maxwell Taylor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1962 to 1964, summing up the debate over President Reagan's $180 billion program to beef up America's nuclear forces. Sure enough, when Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger visited Capitol Hill last week to sell the proposals, he was greeted with a...

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