White House Watch: Taugh Talk

Osborne, John
April 1978
New Republic;4/8/78, Vol. 178 Issue 14, p12
Focuses on the speech of U.S. President Jimmy Carter on defense policy which was drafted by the President's advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. Political significance of the speech; Fact that Carter left the initial planning to the speech entirely to Brzezinski and his National Security Council staff; Assertion of Carter on global responsibilities and of his determination to meet those responsibilities by armed force; Discussion about the nuclear and strategic armaments by the President; Argument that Carter's most interesting reference was to the US-Soviet strategic arms limitation talks (SALT); Attempt to lessen Senate opposition to any conceivable SALT treaty acceptable to the Soviet Union.


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