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The Soviet Union will not attempt to match the U.S. program to develop space-based defenses against nuclear missiles, concentrating instead on building cheaper offensive nuclear missiles that could overwhelm the “Star Wars” shield, Col. Gen. Nikolai Chervov said in an interview with the Washington Post. Chervov, the equivalent of a four-star general and a senior department head on the Soviet general staff, also suggested that the Kremlin has concluded that the U.S.-Soviet arms control process is on the verge of collapse.


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