Catalytic Diplomacy

Note to Mothballing the ABM Treaty

This is discussed in ibid, Chapter 21. Sakharov, in a late-night conversation with me, had explained that he was going to propose that the disarmament need not stop unless and until “deployment” of the ABM system had begun—a scientific but apolitical version of the bear-hug strategy that finessed violations involving ABM tests and that was not, in the end, accepted. It was attempted again, however, by me later in this Chapter.

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