Special Section: CRUDE TRICKS AT CIENFUEGOS

"In foreign policy," writes Kissinger, "crude tricks are almost always self-defeating." The Russians tried to get away with a grand deception in Cuba during the summer of 1970 (just as they may have tried again, this time to the discomfiture of the Carter Administration, which is negotiating this week over a brigade of Soviet troops identified last month in Cuba). On Aug. 4, 1970, the Soviet charge in Washington called on Kissinger with an inquiry from Moscow: Was the 1962 Kennedy-Khrushchev understanding on Cuba, reached in the wake of the missile crisis, still...

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