A Trio to Tax Any Negotiation

Intermediate-range nuclear missiles are understandably of more urgent concern to U.S. allies in Europe and to the Soviets than to the U.S. itself. Such missiles are designed to fly no more than 3,000 miles, which puts all U.S. territories except westernmost Alaska out of their range. Most Soviet citizens and every European, however, are vulnerable. To make intermediate-range missile negotiations even trickier, the bargaining that resumes this week in Geneva concerns reductions in a Soviet arsenal already in service, while the NATO missiles that might be cut are yet to be deployed.

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