By dIb, NARA, Date 6/30/00
May 5, 1987
As always, I was pleased to receive your letter of April 28, most helpful were your thoughts about various associated requirements for allied security in the situation that would exist with an INF treaty in place.
Our internal consideration of the best outcome to enhance NATO security while making real progress on INF arms reduction is not complete. Also, we are awaiting responses from all of our NATO allies in the extensive consultation process now in progress. In particular, I am looking forward to the conclusion that Helmut Kohl and the FRG reach. As you stated, most important for any position we adopt is that it serve both NATO security and strategy.
I will soon be sending you my thoughts and tentative conclusions on what I believe our position should be.