Gearing Up in Geneva

Reagan issues his marching orders for a new round of arms talks

When a beaming Ronald Reagan bid farewell to his three-man arms-negotiating team last Friday morning in the White House Roosevelt Room, he gave each a fat notebook to put in his briefcase. The papers comprised the President's instructions, just made final, on how the U.S. is to carry out its side of the deliberations in Geneva, which begin this week. Along with these marching orders, Reagan sped the negotiators forth with an exhortation to be patient during the "long and difficult" bargaining ahead. "All God's children have lived with the fear of nuclear war," declared Reagan. "Above all, we seek agreement...

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