Dialing Down the Rhetoric

The President shows some flexibility on START

"Let us put our differences behind us. Let us demonstrate measured flexibility in our approach, while remaining strong in our determination to reach our objective of arms reduction, stability and security. Let us be leaders in the cause of peace."

So said President Reagan last week as he launched a new campaign to dispel the hard-line image of his Administration on the thorny, arcane and all-important issue of strategic nuclear arms control. Speaking in the Rose Garden, Reagan announced changes in U.S. nuclear bargaining positions that offered,...

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