Soviet military presence along the west German frontier. NATO intelligence sources report a massive buildup of infantry and armored divisions along the Elbe river, and extending all the way south to the Czech border, which the United States fears could seriously jeopardize the current round of strategic arms reduction talks. The Soviet ambassador declared the maneuvers to be the usual Warsaw pact training exercises Ambassador Schiffrin told him that explanation was unacceptable and called the action «provocative».
«Provocative? You call us provocative when you Americans have 260,000 soldiers, and 7,000 nuclear weapons poised on the other side of our border?»
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