Arms Dance

A glimmer of hope Watching the U.S. and the Soviet Union decide whether or not to resume arms-control talks is a little like watching a thermonuclear version of "she-loves-me, she-loves-me-not." The rhetoric seems to vary with the day and the mood. Still, last week some rays of progress emerged from the murk of suspicion and ambiguity. General Edward Rowny, the chief U.S. negotiator at the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START), began the week on what appeared to be an upbeat note by declaring that if the Soviets return to the bargaining table, "we...

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