Diplomacy: Trying to Stop the Nukes

Reagan announces a new policy to curb proliferation

In what it called a bid to "reestablish a leadership role for the United States in international nuclear affairs," the Reagan Administration last week issued a seven-point policy statement that both reaffirmed Washington's commitment to preventing the spread of atomic weapons and pledged the U.S. to be a "predictable and reliable partner for peaceful nuclear cooperation." Administration officials hailed the new program as being far more realistic and effective than that of Jimmy Carter. But critics claimed that the policy was much too vague...

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