Suspended Conversations

If Andrei Gromyko's meeting with President Reagan is to lead to any substantive U.S.-Soviet bargaining on nuclear arms, it presumably would involve reopening in some form two sets of negotiations that broke off in Geneva at the end of 1983:

> The INF (for Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces) talks. When they began in November 1981, the U.S. planned to install in Western Europe 572 single-warhead Pershing II and Tomahawk cruise missiles to counter Soviet deployment of triple-warhead SS-20 missiles (about 270 in place then, more than 370 now) that were or could be targeted at Western Europe. The opening U.S. position was the...

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