A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 29, 1982

The dismal swamp of escalation scenarios and counterforce strategies is familiar territory to Diplomatic Correspondent Strobe Talbott, who wrote a major segment of this week's cover package on the specter of nuclear war. Talbott covered the U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, and subsequently turned his reportage into a 1979 book, Endgame: The Inside Story of SALT 11. His fascination with Soviet affairs and Soviet-American relations goes back to his first Russian-language studies at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. A student of Russian literature at Yale, and then at Oxford, he worked...

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