The Reagan legacy

The Opinion page article ``Reagan's Strategic Deception Initiative,'' Sept. 3, misses the whole point of the Strategic Defense Initiative program. SDI forced the Soviet Union to compete and continue spending on its military program. It broke the back of the Soviet Union economically and dealt the final blow to communism. Former President Ronald Reagan knew this would be the case. As such, it was one of Mr. Reagan's most brilliant strokes. William F. Marquandt III, New York

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