Legionnaires hear Reagan attack peace movement
Seattle — President Reagan looked to a friendly setting - the American Legion convention in Seattle - to emphasize his administration's commitment to a strong national defense as well as arms reduction. The President renewed his attack on the peace movement, suggesting it was promoting policies that could weaken the defense of freedom and bring on a third world war.
Mr. Reagan likened the movement's antinuclear demonstrations to the policies of Hitler-era British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Mr. Chamberlain became a synonym for appeasement, because of his signing of the Munich agreement with Hitler in 1938, a year before World War II broke out.