Letters, Feb. 25, 1980

Carter's Policy

To the Editors:

Given Mr. Carter's past foreign policy performance, the Soviets might just wish to accept his challenge in the Persian Gulf region [Feb. 4]. In that event, his options are essentially limited to the early use of tactical nuclear weapons or a humiliating strategic retreat.

Alexander Rudhart Wayne, Pa.

Viet Nam did not threaten our freedom: a takeover of the Persian Gulf region by the Soviets will. Did our involvement in Viet Nam so distort our thinking that we can no longer differentiate between a folly and a serious threat to the future of...

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