East-West Questions About Doctrine

Carlucci sounds out the Soviets on their "new" military posture

Raising his glass to propose a toast, U.S. Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci observed that the Swiss city of Bern was an appropriate setting for the round of talks about to get under way because it was the "capital of the capital of peace." The observation was tinged with some irony, since Carlucci and his partner in discussion, General Dmitri Yazov, the Soviet Defense Minister, are responsible for the world's two most powerful military machines. Yet at the end of their three-day meeting last week, the first full working meeting ever between U.S. and Soviet defense chiefs, both men agreed that the...

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