|Title||Should We Trust the Soviets?|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Weinberger, Caspar W. - former Secretary of Defense|
|Taped on||Jun 2, 1989 (Washington, DC)|
|Broadcast Date||Jul 14, 1989|
|Duration||30 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||The NATO summit at the end of May, approached apprehensively, had proved a smashing success for President Bush. Mr. Buckley invites his deeply knowledgeable guest to help him explore the issues and the background. CWW: "If you only went on what was politically realistic, the Falklands would belong to Argentina and probably NATO would be confined to somewhere west of France ... You can't just look at things that seem to be politically impossible or military impossible and then shrug your shoulders and give them up." ... "We can dismantle and the Soviets can apparently dismantle. They can take these 500,000 troops out and they can turn them into farmers and say, 'You go work in the wheat fields.' But in 24 to 48 hours they can have them back in uniform armed and trained again, and we can't do that. We would debate such a change for ten or eleven years."|
|Subject Heading(s)||United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.|
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Nuclear arms control -- United States.
Nuclear arms control -- Soviet Union.
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Type(s): Research materials
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