US, Soviets Turn Summit Snags to Progress Arms Control Accords Mark Step Away from Cold War Series: GORBACHEV in AMERICA
Peter Grier, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
THE arms control measures signed by President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in a half-hour long summit ceremony are the culmination of years of tough and sometimes frustrating negotiations between the superpowers.
The START strategic nuclear talks have been going on for eight years, but it was not until this weekend that a United States and Soviet leader put pen to paper and agreed to basic provisions of a landmark START treaty. The protocols on nuclear test verification signed at the same time go with treaties that were negotiated in the mid-1970s, but never ratified.
That so much could be codified so quickly after so long illustrates the old …
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