of restructuring nuclear arsenals to strengthen military and political stability, and to devise arms control initiatives that corresponded closely to Gorbachev's broad policy objectives. Injecting greater political content into the details of Soviet arms control policy, they identified particular Soviet weapon systems whose elimination would yield large political dividends and determined which Western arms programs to allow so as to avoid raising Western suspicions and bringing the disarmament process to a standstill.
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Publication information: Book title: Soviet Nuclear Policy under Gorbachev:A Policy of Disarmament. Contributors: Daniel Calingaert - Author. Publisher: Praeger. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1991. Page number: 26.
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