U.S.-Soviet Nuclear Arms Control
Where We Are and How We Got There
This paper reviews recent obstacles to progress in arms control negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union. The author attributes the current status of arms control to both the situation that the Reagan Administration inherited when it came into office and to unresolved disagreements within the administration itself. He sees grounds for cautious optimism that the arms-control process can be revived but warns of the danger that the negotiations within the government, on issues such as the real negotiability of cruise missiles and strategic defenses, will continue to no avail.