START: Freeze Gets the Cold Shoulder

In the House, the Administration's START policy prevails

In the House, the Administration's START policy prevails

The timing was both fitting and macabre. Last Thursday the U.S. detonated a nuclear bomb in the 20-to 150-kiloton class under the desert of Yucca Flat, Nev. The test blast was the eleventh this year, but it came on the eve of the 37th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and on the day the U.S. grass-roots nuclear-freeze movement faced its first real test of political strength.

The weapons test was a success; the freeze movement suffered a setback, though not by much. In a 204-to-202 vote, the House of Representatives endorsed an Administration-backed...

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