After Williamsburg

The summit brings a show of unity, and the Soviets adopt a friendlier tone

The seven world leaders came, ostensibly, to thrash out differences in trade policy and currency rates. But the most important consensus emerging from the ninth annual economic summit in Williamsburg, Va., last week had nothing to do with economics at all. In the hall that once reverberated with Patrick Henry's revolutionary oratory, the U.S., with the stout help of the British, forged an agreement among the allies to support resolutely NATO's plan to deploy nuclear weapons in Western Europe this...

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