Nation: An Interview with Kissinger

"They should not dispatch proxy forces, not encourage coups. . ."

In his Senate testimony, Henry Kissinger exhorted the Congress and Administration to join in meeting what he believes is a very real Soviet threat. In an exclusive interview with TIME Diplomatic Correspondent Strobe Talbott, Kissinger expanded on the strategic themes of his testimony. Excerpts:

Q. If, as you suggest, the Soviets have been primarily exploiting targets of opportunity rather than pursuing some detailed master plan, why do you put so much of the onus on them to resist those temptations? Why is it up to them to avoid taking advantage of opportunities...

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