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December 6, 1987
The article was correct in exposing the many flaws of this new headliner, the INF treaty. The article focused on the strategic imbalances that would result between NATO and the Warsaw Pact and predicted: "If we go ahead with an INF treaty that bans ground-launched cruise missiles, the Soviets will have traded a small part of their nuclear arsenal for a major constraint on future NATO conventional defenses." The facts in their argument against such an agreement are frightening, but they failed to mention the historical reasons against INF, which are even more so. In 1972 we entered into a similar agreement with the Soviet Union--the ABM treaty--which limited offensive strategic arms.
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September 13, 1994 | DENNIS McLELLAN and DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was built on 350 acres in the gently sloping hills of Fullerton. With its broad lawns and stands of towering trees, the sprawling Hughes Aircraft aerospace complex looks more like a college campus than an industrial outpost of the Cold War. But they built air defense systems there. And anti-submarine systems. And battlefield radar.
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June 14, 1993 | From Associated Press
While arms makers in other industrialized nations struggle for survival amid post-Cold War defense cuts, Japan's weapons makers are hardly missing a beat. Less threatening times and a prolonged recession have prompted Japan to trim the growth of its defense budget. But with North Korea suspected of developing nuclear weapons and Japan's neighbors rapidly expanding their conventional arsenals, cutbacks are cautious and limited.
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September 13, 1994 | DENNIS McLELLAN and DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was built on 350 acres in the gently sloping hills of the city's northwest corner. With its broad lawns and stands of towering trees, the sprawling Hughes Aircraft aerospace complex looks more like a college campus than an industrial outpost of the Cold War. But they built air-defense systems there. And anti-submarine systems. And battlefield radar.
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March 4, 1988 | ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN, Anthony H. Cordesman is a legislative assistant to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and an adjunct professor in national-security studies at Georgetown University. He is the author of "NATO Central Region Forces," to be published shortly by Jane's
Americans are being forced to make some hard choices between the need to reduce federal spending and maintain our nation's security. We need fiscal responsibility, and we need to protect our economy. At the same time, we need to react to changes in the threat to the United States. Clearly, defense spending priorities must be based on something more than domestic political and economic considerations.
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