Spaced Out

Prospects for talks grow dim

For nearly five weeks the U.S. and the Soviet Union have been sparring over the possibility of resuming a high-level dialogue. The question first arose when Moscow surprised the Reagan Administration by proposing a meeting in Vienna on Sept. 18 to begin negotiating a ban on weapons in space. The U.S. accepted, but said that it also wanted to talk about earthbound nuclear arms. Last week it became clear that neither side was willing to meet the other's terms, and that the prospects for a fall Vienna parley were growing dim.

From the start Moscow indicated that it...

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