Statement by Dr. Thomas W. Wolfe at Hearings of the Subcommittee on National Security Policy and Scientific Developments, House Foreign Affairs Committee, July 22, 1969.

by Thomas W. Wolfe

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Testimony before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee regarding Soviet strategic attitudes and policy priorities. Despite the Brezhnev-Kosygin regime's placement of a high priority on increased economic growth, it has successively increased the military budget at the expense of economic gains. A shift in the Soviet-American strategic balance has resulted as the USSR has changed from an essentially continental military power under Stalin into a truly global one under the current leadership. Whether the Soviets will be content to rest with the strategic gains thus far, or whether they will press for a still more favorable power position, may be answered in the upcoming SALT negotiations. Some of the knottier problems of these talks will be the question of controls upon MIRV and the means of inspecting them. 11 pp.

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