Arms Chill

Bomb banning in Congress

"This is not only bad defense policy," fumed Secretary of State Alexander Haig, "but it is a bad arms-control policy as well." The target of Haig's blast: a congressional resolution calling for a freeze on nuclear weapons by both the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The nonbinding measure, introduced in both houses of Congress last week, has already attracted 20 Senators and 143 Representatives as sponsors. "Will the time ever be more right?" asked Democratic Congressman Jonathan Bingham of New York. "Will the Russians stand still while we build...

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