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Balanced Force Reduction

In the post-World War 11 era, the United States and Western Europe have been much concerned about armed conflict with the Soviet Union. These concerns have produced a number of negotiations. One of them, the Vienna Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction (MBFR) negotiations, promotes the notion of reducing the chances of conventional armies confronting one another. Presently a key player in those talks is Ambassador Guenter Joetze, whose visit is sponsored by CMC's Keck Center for International Strategic Studies.

Ambassador Joetze has headed the MBFR delegation from the Federal Republic of Germany since January 1987. Prior to that he served as the Federal Republic's consul general in Los Angeles. Ambassador Joetze will be the Athenaeum's guest on Wednesday evening, September 9. Come to hear this distinguished diplomat. His talk begins at 7:00 p.m., preceded by an Athenaeum reception and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. Reservation coupons are available in The Fortnightly.