National Press Club

Soviet Defense, Society & Economy

April 25, 1988

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Run time: 48 minutes

The former U.N. ambassador discusses the deterioration of the Soviet economy and quotes new statistics showing a greater percentage of Soviet GNP going to the military than had been thought. Noting that Soviet arms continue to flow to Afghanistan and Nicaragua, Kirkpatrick recommends proceeding carefully in building a relationship with the U.S.S.R.