No Nukes: Did Reagan blunder?

Did Reagan blunder?

Ronald Reagan's yearning for a nuclear-free world had some officials in Washington and Western Europe concerned last week that the President had come close to accepting a huge Soviet advantage in conventional forces. Administration officials conceded that the Soviets had not seriously misrepresented the President's assent to a sweeping no-nukes proposal from Mikhail Gorbachev at the Reykjavik summit. Although it seemed that Reagan might have blundered into this position, White House aides insisted that he had been fully aware of the implications of his bargaining tactics.

At issue was whether the President had been willing to ban "all strategic" nuclear weapons...

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