Cap Takes a Hard Line

Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, who once aspired to be Secretary of ( State, often tries to put his own spin on foreign policy. Last week he was at it again, waging a rearguard action against accommodation with the Soviet Union.

His verbal war on Moscow started with a television interview in which he spoke indignantly, but inaccurately, about an encounter between U.S. and Soviet soldiers in East Germany. On Sept. 8, he said, a Soviet truck "deliberately" bumped an American patrol car. Then the Soviets held a G.I. for nine hours, treating him roughly. The Soviets "generally behaved in the same...

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