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...

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