Something Could Snap

During the furor over President Reagan's remarks, Leonid Zamyatin, a member of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party and an adviser to President and Party Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, met in Moscow with TIME Moscow Bureau Chief Erik Amfitheatrof and TIME editors. At one point he speciously compared the presence of 85,000 Soviet occupation forces in Afghanistan with the approximately 400 American military advisers in Egypt. But he mainly talked about the threat of nuclear war, angrily denying the validity of Reagan's comment that the Soviets believe a nuclear war would be "winnable. "Excerpts from the interview:

On limited nuclear war....

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