Starting the Great Debate

Reagan's plan for arms reduction gets a mixed reaction

"Reaching agreement with the Soviets will not be short or easy work. But I believe that the Soviet people and their leaders understand the importance of preventing war. And I believe that a firm, forthright American position on arms reduction can bring us closer to a settlement. "

With words that conveyed both firmness and flexibility, Ronald Reagan last week began the campaign for his plan to reduce the nuclear arsenals of the world's two superpowers. In a prime-time press conference, he elaborated on and defended...

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