Nation: Now a Peace Offensive

Muskie goes to meet Gromyko and finds Moscow urging a new summit

"Sort of a diplomatic minuet" was Edmund Muskie's prediction about his first encounter as Secretary of State with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. But by the time the two finally met last week, the drum beats and trumpet calls from the capitals of the world had turned into a virtual symphony. NATO was convening in Brussels while the Warsaw Pact was gathering in Warsaw; Naples played host to a meeting of European Community foreign ministers, and Islamabad welcomed officials from the Islamic...

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