Letters: Nov. 16, 1981

Selling Arms

To the Editors: "Arming the World" [Oct. 26] brought into sharper focus the terrible dilemma we face. Which is better—to curtail arms sales to Third World powers and increase their vulnerability or to arm everyone to the hilt and wait for mutual annihilation? I do not see much to cheer about in either camp.

F. Gerald Tomlin Jr. Dallas

It is not the possession of weapons that impels countries to fight with one another, but causes, real or fanciful, that motivate nations to acquire the arms for war. Limited weapons did...