Moving Back To Square One

Reagan and Andropov joust over arms control

The shadow of Flight 007 still darkens relations between the two superpowers, but last week both Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov shifted their attention to a matter of far more compelling urgency and long-run significance: the menace of nuclear weapons in Europe.

Despite the Soviet Union's egregious act of brutality in the Asian skies, the current session of talks on Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) got under way a scant five days after the 269 people aboard the Korean Air Lines jet were killed by Soviet missiles. With...

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