Nation: War, Peace and Politics

Carter blitzes Reagan with charges he is trigger-happy

With the gunfire in the gulf as his backdrop, Candidate Jimmy Carter last week launched an attack of his own, charging that Ronald Reagan's past suggestions for using American force abroad betrayed a simplistic world view that could lead to war. As in his previous assaults on the Republican, Carter struck with a hyperbolic intensity that threatened to obliterate his point; some of Reagan's recommendations were pretty mild stuff, and he has qualified others years ago. Even so, Carter is determined to keep up the attack,...

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