Playing Nuclear Poker

The stakes get higher and higher in the showdown over missiles in Europe

The Year of the Missile is barely a month gone, yet already the sense of urgency is intense, the diplomatic activity frenzied. French President Fran├žois Mitterrand and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko were on missions to Bonn last week, and Vice President George Bush will arrive in the West German capital next week. In Britain, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher set forth her position in the House of Commons; in Rome, the Pope outlined his in an address to the Vatican diplomatic corps. With pressure building on all...

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