Better Approaches to Security Against Nuclear Weapons

Pesident Bush is asking for a $5.4 billion expenditure when reducing the national budget is crucial to our fiscal recovery; when the danger of a ballistic missile attack is no longer a threat; and when the United States Strategic Defense Initiative diverts our goals from nuclear nonproliferation that more effectively assists our security.

With defense-program expenditures totaling $2.6 trillion in the 1980s, Mr. Bush still wants more for the sinkhole. The funds should be saved to reduce an unconscionable deficit or for crucial domestic programs. Ruth M. O'Ryan, Malvern Pa.

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