April 28, 1988 |
Despite a Republican outcry that Congress should not limit President Reagan's bargaining position on arms control just before next month's Moscow summit, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to force Reagan to abide strictly by the Anti-Ballistic Missile and SALT II treaties.
July 2, 1988 |
Armed with tape measures, scales and Polaroid cameras, Soviet missile specialists arrived in California on Friday to begin unprecedented inspections of U.S. weapons factories. While their American counterparts traveled to Moscow, the Soviet inspectors arrived here under provisions of the treaty that requires destruction of the two countries' medium-range missiles.
July 5, 1988
A 19-member Soviet inspection team arrived in West Germany to inspect missile sites under the U.S.-Soviet treaty scrapping intermediate-range nuclear arsenals. "The treaty is a milestone in Soviet-American relations and the first step towards saving mankind from the risk of nuclear holocaust," Soviet chief inspector Vladimir Akimenkov told reporters after the group arrived at the U.S. Rhein-Main Air Base outside Frankfurt. There are six inspectable sites in West Germany, a U.S. spokesman said.
March 19, 1988 |
The Reagan Administration told senators Friday that it is opposed to an effort by Foreign Relations Committee Democrats to require Senate approval of any change in the interpretation of the new U.S.-Soviet intermediate-range nuclear weapons treaty. The proposal, offered by Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.
March 22, 1988
Five Army Pershing 2 missiles, banned from deployment under a treaty with the Soviets, were test-fired at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The unarmed missiles were successfully fired under battlefield conditions by NATO troops, normally based in West Germany, an Army spokesman said. The tests went off separately, Army officials said. The Pershings have been banned from use under an arms treaty signed Dec.