Nation: The Analysts

Barry Blechman, 34, assistant director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. The most "dovish" of the experts, he headed the defense analysis staff of Washington's Brookings Institution until last fall, when he joined ACDA. At Brookings he directed a mid-1977 study, "The Soviet Military Buildup and U.S. Defense Spending."

John Collins, 56, senior specialist in national defense at the Congressional Research Service. Responsible for providing the Congress with a steady stream of "issue briefs" on national security questions, Collins has just completed a detailed and controversial comparison of U.S. and Soviet military capabilities.

Lieut. General Andrew Goodpaster, 63, superintendent of...

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