The article on Leonid Brezhnev (Part I, June 25) indicates that in the 1970s, although the Soviet Union could not afford to match the West gun for gun and missile for missile, the Brezhnev administration attempted it, without "realism or common sense."
Change a few names, fast-forward a decade, cross the Atlantic and what do we find? Us--additionally with our current Pentagon procurement scandal.
HARRY M . BAUER