Letters, Feb. 4, 1980

Détente's Demise

To the Editors:

Has the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan [Jan. 14] been enough to awaken the sleeping giant? Get up! The country, or group of countries, that can best organize men and materials to its purposes is the one that gets to set the values. We've got the strength, but where's the will and purpose?

Ted Johnson

Williamstown, Mass.

As a Turkish student in this country, I am amazed to watch Americans trying to come up with all kinds of complex and sophisticated economic, political and psychological explanations for the Soviet motives in invading Afghanistan.

The Soviets operate with a rigid ideology that defines...

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