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The chief U.S. negotiator at the Geneva arms talks with the Soviet Union said the United States will not pursue the “Star Wars” missile defense plan unless it strengthens the Western alliance. Max M. Kampelman, addressing a foreign affairs conference of European Christian Democrats in Florence, Italy, said the plan, known formally as the Strategic Defense Initiative, must bolster the alliance. “If it does not strengthen that unity, it will not be pursued,” he said.


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