1986: ZERO OPTION – REYKJAVIK SUMMIT

In 1981, President Reagan supported the removal of all US and Russian nuclear weapons from Europe. In 1986, Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev held a historic summit during which radical suggestions for nuclear arms reductions and elimination were discussed, based in large part on the innovative notion of complete removal. Although agreement on total disarmament was not reached, significant steps were taken to reduce—not just cap—both countries’ arsenals. LEARN MORE

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