The Issue of Forward Based Systems in Arms Control Negotiations.
Final draft technical note,
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF STRATEGIC STUDIES CENTER
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This study analyzes the role of the forward based systems FBS issue in Soviet negotiating strategy in the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. It further analyzes Soviet objectives in Europe, the role of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe CSCE and mutual balanced force reduction MBFR, and the possibility that the USSR may raise the FBS at the MBFR talks. Finally, it analyzes the form of such an initiative, possible West European reactions, and possible U.S. options.
- Government and Political Science