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A report on arms infractions

The wait that accompanied the report was exceptionally long, even by Washington standards. The bulky document on alleged Soviet violations of international agreements was prepared by the General Advisory Committee (GAC), a panel affiliated with the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and sent to President Reagan in December 1983. But it was not until last week that the White House, under pressure from conservative Republican Senators, released a summary of its findings. The verdict: the U.S.S.R. has committed "material breaches" of half of the 26 arms agreements it has been party to.

The most serious allegation concerned the...

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