Holding Their Ground

Reagan and Gromyko make points but no breakthroughs

Ronald Reagan had said most of it before, but now he was making his points for the first time, face to face, to a senior Soviet leader in the White House. His comments were quite different in tone from those he had been accustomed to make early in his presidency. The U.S., Reagan said, respects the Soviet Union's status as a superpower and has no wish to change its social system. America does want to resume arms-control bargaining, and if the Soviets are prepared to return to...

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