Defense: ABM Compromise

During much of this year's fractious debate over the Nixon Administration's Safeguard anti-ballistic missile proposal, there have been hints of a compromise that might win over just enough Senate votes to keep the project going, Now the shape of that concession is be coming clear.

Some of Safeguard's most adamant opponents accept the need for continuing research and development in the field of missile defense. What they oppose is a binding decision this year — and the appropriations supporting it — to manufacture and deploy the missiles. Thus one possible way out of the virtual deadlock in the Senate...

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