Letters: Disarmament Options

Why not take the Soviets, who are making so many concessions on arms control ((NATION, April 27)), at face value? The U.S. cried out over Chernobyl but suffered little from the effects. In the Soviet Union, the situation is quite different. Soviet politicians must live with the fear that Chernobyl generated, and it is possible that this accident triggered a change in their thinking about the contamination that would result from nuclear war. The Soviets are scared. They have been to the brink of hell and want to walk away.

Roy S. Wilson

Corvallis, Ore.

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