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MTG-1987-12-10-SFA-WJC


Doc Type: 
Meeting
Date: 
1987-12-10
Author: 
SU
Full Title: 
Meeting between S.F. Akhromeev and W. Crowe
Language Type: 
English from Russian
Pages: 
6

Akhromeev and members of U.S. JCS discuss measures of cooperation between representatives of U.S. and Soviet armed forces as means of building trust between the two militaries.  Akhromeev proposes more human contacts between the officers, visits to bases, exchanges of basketball teams or military bands.  The conversation also involves the issues of reductions of conventional weapons in Europe, including dual-use weapons.  During the discussion of conventional weapons Akhromeev for the first time admits that there are “imbalances” in the European theater, including the Soviet advantage in tanks and U.S. advantage in combat aircraft.  Verification and nuclear safety centers are also discussed. 

 

From National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book 238