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Gorbachev’s offer to end nuclear weapons was farce

February 19, 2011
The Maui News

In response to a Feb. 13 letter: Mikhail Gorbachev's offer to the U.S. to eliminate all nuclear weapons was a gambit Ronald Reagan saw right through. It was a desperate attempt to stop U.S. military technological superiority, which was accelerating erosion of Russia's economy. It finally ended up collapsing the Soviet Union a couple of years after Reagan left office. That was Reagan's stated goal - found in his books and at his library. The strategy was quite remarkable, involving Eastern Europe and the pope, oil markets by ramping up our production, Afghanistan and Star Wars.



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