Soviet Union: Pen Pals

Moscow steps up the pressure our appeal for banning space-based weapons is permeated with grave concern about the peaceful future of space," read the letter from Moscow. "I fully share this concern. To prevent the militarization of space is one of the most urgent tasks facing mankind." The author of the message was Soviet Leader Yuri Andropov, who seems to be making a habit of addressing American citizens directly. He was replying to an appeal that had been sent to him and to President Reagan by a group of distinguished U.S. scientists and arms experts who are campaigning...

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