By Douglas C. Waller
Early in 1982 a bunch of lawmakers brought into either homes of the U.S. Congress a answer calling at the usa and the Soviet Union to barter a mutual and verifiable halt to the nuclear fingers race. It was once a daring degree and person who sparked excessive debate among contributors of Congress and the White apartment over the behavior of U.S. palms keep watch over coverage. This e-book is an within account of that legislative conflict, informed by way of a congressional aide who was once within the thick of it.
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But what could we do? We couldn't get a straight answer from him on whether Page xv he was trying to kill the freeze or not. '' "You had no choice but to fight it," Kalicki assured me. "Besides, it doesn't really change the intent of the resolution. The freeze still comes first in the bill, followed by reductions. That's all that really matters. " McCornack walked over and refilled my cup from the champagne bottle he had been cradling. "All of you did a great job on the floor," he said, beaming.
Besides, it doesn't really change the intent of the resolution. The freeze still comes first in the bill, followed by reductions. That's all that really matters. " McCornack walked over and refilled my cup from the champagne bottle he had been cradling. "All of you did a great job on the floor," he said, beaming. "It wouldn't have been possible if we hadn't had the Freeze Campaign behind us," I admitted. "That was what won it. " "Still, you stuck it out; that's the important thing," McCornack said.
This is intentional. Arms control has never been and probably never will be divorced from politics. And 1980 to 1984 was an extremely political period for arms control. The demise of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, the cornerstone of modern arms control, was due in some measure to Ronald Reagan's political campaign for the presidency. In his first two years in office, Mr. Reagan's arms control policy succeeded in politically polarizing the issue and practically destroying what bipartisan consensus previous presidents had enjoyed.