Diplomacy: A Question of Intentions

From thick forests and plains deep in Prussia to the fog-shrouded Baltic coast, the Warsaw Pact last week began the most massive military maneuvers in its history. A total of 100,000 men drawn from all seven member nations were being deployed under Russian command, in an exercise code-named "Brotherhood in Arms." At the same time, NATO started its biggest war games of the year, also involving 100,000 men, in the eastern Mediterranean area. Code-named "Deep Express," they involve air, land and sea forces from eight Western nations.

Both maneuvers have been long...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!