Who Won? the Pentagon

When the U.S. team arrives in Moscow this week, the main item on its agenda will be President Reagan's letter of July 25 to Mikhail Gorbachev. The secret missive contains a proposal for a transition to a world in which both superpowers could have large-scale strategic defenses. Under the President's timetable, the deployment of such Star Wars systems would not occur for at least 7 1/2 years. That feature was promptly leaked and widely seen as a victory for Secretary of State George Shultz and other arms-control advocates: it opened the way to "delay" deployment of SDI as part of a...

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