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The Soviet Union has given its Warsaw Pact allies research contracts in the second phase of a space-based anti-missile defense that is already more advanced than the controversial U.S. program, a West German legislator said. Juergen Todenhoefer, who is also the disarmament spokesman for Chancellor Helmut Kohl’s Christian Democratic Union, said he is making the information public because he is exasperated with Western Europe’s “interminable talking like a bunch of old ladies” over whether to join President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative project, known as “Star Wars.”


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