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Rockets in East Europe, Soviet general reports

A Soviet general made the first public admission that Moscow has stationed nuclear arms in East Europe, Stern magazine said Monday. Col. Gen. Nikolai Chervov, senior member of the Soviet general staff, was quoted as saying these missiles would be modernized if NATO goes ahead with a planned deployment of medium-range missiles. General Chervov was also quoted as saying that Moscow would deploy nuclear rockets within a 10-minute striking distance of the US, but he ruled out Cuba as a possible site.

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