NATO: Helping Hand or Clenched Fist?

NATO's leaders labor to convince Moscow of their good intentions but remain wary about how much to aid a beleaguered Gorbachev

The President of the Soviet Union addressing a NATO meeting as guest of honor? Until quite recently, the idea would have seemed as preposterous as stickup artist Willie Sutton delivering the keynote speech to the American Bankers Association. But NATO Secretary-General Manfred Worner will in fact fly to Moscow this weekend to give Mikhail Gorbachev a personal briefing on the results of last week's Western alliance summit in London. With him Worner will carry the diplomatic equivalent of an engraved invitation for Gorbachev to attend and speak at a future meeting of the NATO Council in Brussels, perhaps about a year...

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