Reagan told arms control may be key to MX funds

Sen. Charles Percy (R) of Illinois warned President Reagan that his latest proposal for deploying the MX missile faces trouble in Congress. He said he cautioned Mr. Reagan at a White House meeting that key Senate leaders believe the MX plan is in jeopardy unless it is coupled with a more flexible approach to arms control talks. Arms control was linked to the MX by a presidential commission last month. The President has asked Congress to approve the recommended deployment of 100 of the 10-warhead missiles in Wyoming and Nevada as an interim measure, pending production of a smaller, single-warhead missile known as the Midgetman.

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