Europe: Trouble in the Pipeline

The U.S. and its allies are at odds over how to deal with Soviets

It is more than a debate, deeper than a commercial dispute over narrow national interests. The public row that pits the U.S. against its major allies over the projected Euro-Soviet pipeline has exposed a gaping fissure in an issue central to the Atlantic Alliance's very existence: how to deal with the Soviet Union. Meeting in Brussels last week, the leaders of the ten-nation European Community sternly warned President Reagan of the "adverse consequences" of his move to block or at least delay the planned $10 billion...

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