Back to Basics:A hard line for Geneva

A hard line for Geneva

Washington and Moscow last week moved another step closer to the arms-control bargaining table. Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko had agreed in Geneva three weeks ago that after more than a year of diplomatic deadlock, their governments would begin talking again about measures to regulate the arms race on earth and, if possible, avoid one in space. On Saturday, the White House and the Kremlin jointly announced a date and venue for the new talks: March 12 in Geneva.

At the same time, the Soviets unveiled their negotiating team. It will be led by Victor...

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