Letters, Mar. 4, 1974

Training for a Fight

Sir/ "Arming to Disarm in the Age of Détente" [Feb. 11] is like telling two men having a quarrel to train for an all-out fight, hoping that each will recognize the other's strength and back down. But just like two animals with a fighting instinct, they will end up beating each other's brains out.


Los Angeles

Sir / It is the height of folly to cut back on the defense budget in the name of economy. Our first priority should always be the defense of the nation. What use is it to have spent billions of dollars on...

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