Keeping Up

Even as U.S. cruise missiles were being delivered to Greenham Common last week, the authoritative Jane's Defense Review, a London publication, confirmed that the Soviet Union was expected to deploy its own advanced version next year. This would presumably be part of the "military countermeasures" that the U.S.S.R. has threatened to undertake. Like the U.S.'s Tomahawk, says the Review, the Soviet SS-NX-21 will have a range of 1,500 miles and a warhead of 200 kilotons. Unlike the Tomahawk ground-launched cruise missiles that are now being deployed in Western Europe, the Soviet missile can...

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