We Need Continuity

America's envoy offers his views on a tense relationship

When U.S. Ambassador Arthur Hartman, 57, strode into Moscow's wedding cake-style foreign ministry last week, it was not a courtesy call. He was there to protest the renewal of mysterious microwave beam transmissions directed at the U.S. embassy. On other occasions, however, the 6-ft. 3-in. Hartman makes it his business to keep the lines of communication open with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and other top officials. Hartman, who worked closely with Henry Kissinger during the Nixon and Ford Administrations, has provided his first...

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