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A U.S. Agenda for the Conventional Forces Reduction Talks

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Publication Date: September 1989

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Jay P. Kosminsky

Topic: International relations (International peace and security)

Keywords: National security

Type: Report


If NATO plans well for the future, a CFE treaty could be the historical turning point in the West's quest to make Europe "whole and free," and immune to threats from the East. If, on the other hand, Europeans are lulled into a false complacency by CFE and allow their defenses to wither, a CFE accord ultimately will work to Moscow's advantage, no matter how skillfully Western negotiators do their job in Vienna.