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Why We Decided Not to Nuke the Soviets
The odds for a successful attack were good in 1961, but not good enough Why We Decided Not to Nuke the Soviets
The Washington Post (1974-Current file) - Washington, D.C.
Author: By Fred Kaplan
Date: May 29, 1983
Start Page: C1
Pages: 2
Section: OUTLOOK Editorials Columnists

DOES IT REALLY matter that the Soviet Union has 1,400 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles while the United States has only 1,052? Or that the United States has 9,975 strategic, warheads and bombs while the Soviets have only 7,750? Do such differences really affect the "military balance?"

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